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CALENDAR 



CLOSE ROLLS 



I'BESERVED IN THE 



(^f. 1^1, PUBLIC EECORD OFFICE, 



PREPARED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF 

THE DEPUTY KEEPER OF THE RECORDS. 



EDWARD XL 



A.D. 1318—1323. 



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CONTENTS. 



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PREFACE. 



The present volume forms part of a series of Calendars 
of the Close Rolls from the reign of Edward II. to that 
of Edward IV., the object and character of which are 
explained in the Preface to the first volume for the reign 
of Edward II. (a.d. 1307—1313.) The text has been 
prepared, with the sanction of the Lords Commissioners 
of Her Majesty's Treasury, by Mr. W. H. Stevenson. 
The Index has been compiled by Mr. C. H. Woodruff, 
Mr. Stevenson having assisted him by identifying most 
of the places. 

H. C. MAXWELL LYTB. 

Public Record Office, 

3 January 1895. 



CORRIGENDA. 



Page 1, line 2 from bottom, /or " Eoger " read " Robert." 

„ 3, „ 16 from bottom, /or " Hanlegh" rearf " Haulegh." 

„ 26, „ 2 from bottom, for " funoders " read " founders." 

„ 54, „ 11, /or "Robert" )Cod" Ralph." 

„ 136, „ 12, /or " Gamma " read " Gannua." 

„ 175, „ 10, for " Warwick " read " Pembroke." 

„ 196, „ 5 from bottom, for " Roger " read " Richard." 

„ 831, „ 25, /or " Dunselm " reod " Aunselin." 

„ 327, „ 2 from bottom, for " Eslinghom " read " Eslingham." 

„ 348, „ 2 from bottom, after " chattels " insert " in." 

„ 365, „ 10, for " dispensatian " read " dispensation." 

„ 367, „ 2, /or "Ayremnyn" read "Ayremynn." 

„ 412, „ 7, for " Wetlestan " read " Weclestan." 

„ 444, „ 21, /or " Cranthorn" read "Crauthorn." 

„ 464, „ 20 from bottom, for " Kyltinleauoh " read " Kyltvileauch." 

„ 471, „ 14 from bottom, for " Otlesthorp " read " Oclesthorp." 

„ 477, ,, 27, for " Cranthorn " read " Crauthorn." 

„ 489, „ 22, for " Cranthorne " read " Craiithorne." 

„ 497, „ 2 1, /or " Fancham " read "Faucham." 

„ 499, „ 7, for " censulting " read " consulting." 

„ 528, „ 5 from bottom, for " Sansemer " read " Sausemer." 

„ 597, bottom line, for " Northkenelyngworth " read " Northkevelyngworth," 

„ 634, line 15, for " Robert " read " Roger." 

„ 708, „ 32, for " Edward " read " Edmund." 

„ 738, column 1, line 3, for " Bykenacre " read " Bycknacre." 

„ „ „ 1, ,1 14, de/e " Bigot, Ralph." 

„ 745, „ 1, „ 39, for " 434 " read " 444." 

„ „ „ 2, „ 6, dele " ? Brockleye." 

„ 751, „ I, „ 4 from bottom, o/(er " 381 " add " 505." 

„ „ „ 1, bottom line, /or "Karlislo " read " Karliolo." 

4 from bottom, for " Chastilain " 7-ead ** Chastiloun." 

1 1 from bottom, for " John, 410 " read " See Chaumpenays." 

2, /or " Charceneys, John, 477" read "CharceneyB, Ghar- 
teneys, John," 477, 724." 

26, for " John, 724 " read " See Charceneys." 
2, for " John " read " Chaupeneys, John, 410." 

37, for " of Brailes " read " par. of Brailes." 
20 from bottom, dele " 644." 
7 from bottom, add " Cippenham, Cyppenham [co. Bucks], 

644." 
16, for " Matthew de " read " See Crauthorn." 

27, a/i!er " 293 " add " 444, 477, 489." 
15, after " Chippenham " add " Cippenham." 

8, add " Dengie, co. Essex, See Dongcssell." 
1, lines 38 and 39, for " Doustaple " read " Donstaplc." 



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CALENDAR 



CLOSE ROLLS. 



12 EDWARD II. 



1318. 

July 9. 
Northampton. 



July 10. 

Northampton. 



July 10. 

Northampton. 



July 11. 
Northampton. 



July 17. 
Northampton, 



July 12. 
Northampton. 



76416. 



Membrane 31. 

To Simon de Dryby, keeper of the manors of Twancastre and 
Grymmesby, co. Lincoln. Order to pay to Margery, late the wife of 
Duncan de Frendraght, 100*. out of the issues of the above manors, in 
addition to the fixed sum (certum) rendered by him yearly to the king, in 
part payment of 20 marks yearly granted to her by the king during pleasure 
in aid of her maintenance. By K. 

The like to the aforesaid Simon, late keeper of the manors of Brigge- 
stowe and Clyve, co. Northampton, to pay her 100s. yearly out of the 
issues of the said manors in his hands. By K. 

To Andrew de Harcla. Order not to intermeddle with the custody of 
the county of Cumberland, nor to procure the delivery to him of the castle 
of Carlisle, although the king lately committed to him the custody of the 
castle and county, and to come without delay to the king to inform him, in 
the presence of John de Castre, to whom the king had previously committed 
the custody, concerning certain matters touching the premises. By K. 

To John de Castre. Order to continue the keeping of the county and 
castle aforesaid as heretofore, notwithstandiog the king's commission 
thereof to Andrew de Hartcla, and to depute one or more of his men, a 
clerk or another in whom he can confide, to have the custody thereof in 
his name, and to come afterwards to the king without delay to inform him 
concerning certain matters touching the premises. By K, 

To Roger de Mortuo Mari of Chirk, justice of Wales. Order to view 
the king's letters in Edmund Hakelut's possession, committing to him the 
custody of the castle of Dynevor and certain of the king's lands there under 
a certain form, and to deliver the custody thereof to him, as the castle and 
lands have now come to the king's hands for certain causes, the king having 
afterwards committed the custody thereof to Hugh le Despenser, the 
younger, under another form. 

By K. on the information of Master John Walewayn, treasurer. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John de Wotton, who is incapacitated by age and 
infirmity. 

To J. bishop of Winchester, collector of the tenth of the clergy granted 
to the king by Pope John XXII. Order to pay, out of the money of the 
second payment of the tenth in the bishopric of Durham, to the king's 
clerk Roger de Barton, receiver of the king's victuals in the parts of 
Carlisle, 100^. for the maintenance of the men-at-arms garrisoning that 

Wt. 1707. A 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



J318. Membrane 31 — cont. 

city and the castle of the same, ordering his sub-collectors in the bishopric 
aforesaid to receive from Roger his letters of acquittance, whereby the 
king will cause allowance to be made to him in his account. He is also 
ordered to pay to Roger all the money from the said tenth in the bishopric 
of Carlisle for the munition of the castle and town. By K. 

July 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to dis- 

Nortbampton. charge Walter Wogan of 150Z. in the debts due from him to the exchequer, the 
king having, in response to his petition, pardoned him this sum, which is 
due from him by divers particulars, in consideration of his service to the 
king in Ireland against the Scotch rebels and at divers time against the 
Irish in the company of Roger de Mortuo Mari, lately supplying the king's 
place in Ireland, and in the company of divers justiciaries there, and in 
consideration of the loss of horses, arms, and armour sustained by him in 
the war of the Irishmen of Leynester and Gleynfeyl ; taking from him a 
sufficient acquittance for what pertains to him for the services and losses 
aforesaid, and making account with him of what is due from him to the 
exchequer. By K. 

July 15. To Robert de Sapy, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause dower to 

Noi thampton. be assigned to Isabella, late the wife of John de Holaym, of Penysthorp, 

tenant in chief, in the presence of Ralph de Holaym, son and heir of the 

said John, if he choose to attend, upon her taking oath not to marry without 

the king's licence. 

July. 18. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
Northampton, supersede entirely the execution of the king's order to resume into his 
hands the manor of Kenyngton near Lamhethe, lately given by the king to 
Anthony Pessaign of Genoa, which order was issued as if the gift had been 
made contrary to the ordinances lately made and approved by the king, as 
it now appears by the letters patent made to A nthony that the king granted 
the manor to him and his heirs for ever, in exchange for his houses in 
London, formerly owned by William Servat, which Anthony gave to the 
king by his charter. By p.s. [4802.] 

July 12. To J. bishop of Lincoln. Order to pay to Robert de Barton, keeper 
Northampton, of the king's victuals in the parts of Carlisle, lOOZ. without delay, from the 
money collected by the bishop in the city and diocese of Lincoln of the 
tenth for six years imposed upon the clergy by Pope Clement V. in the 
council of Vienne, and lent to the king by Pope John XXII., the king 
having assigned this sum to Robert for the munition of the town and castle 
of Carlisle, receiving from Robert the king's letters patent of obligation and 
Robert's letters patent of receipt. By K. 

To L. bishop of Durham. Like order to pay lOOZ. of the money afore- 
said collected by him to the said Robert, for the above purpose. By K. 

To the prior of St. Katherine's without Lincoln, sub-collector in the 
diocese of Lincoln of the tenth granted by the clergy of the province of 
Canterbury for the expedition of the Scotch war. Order to pay to the 
aforesaid Robert, for the above purpose, lOOZ. out of the arrears of the said 
tenth, receiving from him the king's letters patent of acquittance. By K. 

July 20. To Anthony de Lacy, constable of Carlisle Castle, and keeper of the 

Northampton, town of Carlisle, and to Robert de Barton, keeper of the king's victuals in 
those parts Order to admit Walter de Bosco and certain others, whose 
names are contained in a schedule enclosed herein, to stay in garrison there 
at the king's wages, and to cause their wages according to their estate to be 
paid to them as heretofore, they being about to set out thither by the king's 
orders, having been previously in garrison there at the king's wages. 

ByK. 



soldiers-at-arm3. 



hobelera. 



12 EDWARD II. 



1318. Membrane 31 — cont. 

These are the names of those thus sent : 
Philip de Bosco, 
Richard le Brett, 
Richard de Melburn, 
Richard de Lynthwayt, 
Richard Fithyan. 

Laurence de Brakanhil, 
William de Slielton, 
Hugh de Routhecleve, 
William de Buckestanes, 
Stephen Bethayt, 
Robert de Leynster. 

John de Dunolm[iaj, cross-bowman. 

July 21. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause proclamation to be made in 

Northampton. Boston fair, and in the cities, boroughs, market-towns, and elsewhere in 
his bailiwick, that merchants wishing to go to the ensuing fair at Boston 
with their goods may do so safely, and may sell their goods therein as in 
times past, notwithstanding any previous proclamations or prohibitions, 
provided that they shall not after this fair expose for sale, buy, or sell any 
goods in the fair before the day upon which it should begin, nor stay there 
with their goods after the time when it should close, under the pains 
contained in the king's late proclamation forbidding the holding of fairs 
upon days earlier than they ought to be held or after the time when they 
ought to close, as the king understands that native and alien merchants 
withdraw themselves and their goods from the present fair because they are 
ignorant of the time when it ought to commence and end, on account of 
the king's proclamation forbidding merchants to expose goods for sale or 
to buy or sell in fairs before or after the times when the fair ought to 
commence and end ; the king wishing to avoid the damage that may arise 
to himself by reason of the absence of the merchants from the said fair, as 
it will be necessary to provide divers goods at the fair for his use, and to 
the magnates and others of the northern parts who have been accustomed 
to make their provisions in the said fair. 

By K. at the instance of the earl of Richmond. 

July 23. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator this side Trent. Although the 

Woodstock, king lately committed to Walter le Tenour the manor of Kyrketon with 
hamlets and appurtenances, co. Lincoln, and to Gilbert de Holm the castle 
and manor of Okham with members and appurtenances, co. Rutland, and the 
manor of Whytewell, co. Northampton, and to Nicholas de Fairford the 
castle and manor of Eye, the manor of Hanlegh, co. Suffolk, and the manor 
of Neuport, co. Essex, and to Peter de Lymesy the manor of Bradenach, 
and the chace of Dertemor with the manor of Lydeford and of Wyke, Suth 
Tenge, in the same (sic) county, and the manors of Harewell, co. Berks, 
Fordyngton and Whitewell, co. Dorset, the manor and town of Henle, co. 
Oxford, and certain lands in Old Shorham, all of which the king lately 
assigned to Margaret, countess of Cornwall, his niece, under a certain form, 
in aid of her maintenance, and which the king caused to be resumed into 
his hands by virtue of the ordinances, together with the goods and chattels 
in the said castles, manors, towns, and lands, and which he committed to 
the aforesaid persons under a certain form, so that they should answer to 
the king for the issues thereof and for a reasonable price for the goods and 
chattels therein ; the king now orders the escheator to cause all the goods 
and chattels found in the said castles, manors, towns, and lands when they 
were resumed into the king's hands to be delivered to Hugh Daudele, the 
younger, or to his attorney in this behalf, by indenture and at a certain 

A 2 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1318. 



Aug. 1. 

Korthampton, 



July 10. 
Northampton. 



Membrane 31 — cont. 

price to be fixed in due form, as Hugh, who has married the aforesaid 

Margaret, has found surety to answer at the exchequer for the price of the 

goods and chattels. By p.s. [4813.] 

The like to Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent. 

To Master John de Everdon, dean of the free chapel of Wolverneharaptoii. 
Intimation that it was not, and is not, the king's intention that the dean 
should, by pretext of any mandate of the king's to him in favour of Gregory 
de Canvill concerning the prebend of Wybaston in that chapel, inflict any 
■wrong or prejudice upon Master Geoffi-ey de Blaston, incumbent, as it is 
said, of the said prebend, but that the king would rather that justice should 
be done to them herein in those things that pertain to the dean and to 
ecclesiastical jurisdiction, saving the immunity of the chapel. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to John 
de Neivill of Stoke, late sherifi" of Lincoln, in his account, 108/. 10s. Od. 
{sic), the value of 80 quarters of wheat, price 64/., 70 quarters of malt, 
price 31/., 20 quarters of beans and pease, price 9/., and 10 quarters of 
beans and pease, price 4/., which he delivered, when sheriff of Lincoln, 
at Boston to Hugh Fraunceys, master of the ship called ' Le Blithe ' of 
Gernethorp, to take to Berwick-on-Tweed for munition thereof, as appears 
by an indenture made between him and Hugh in the presence of lawful 
men of the parts of Boston, in execution of the king's order to provide 
and send to Berwick 80 quarters of wheat, 70 quarters of malt, and 30 
quarters of beans and pease, as it was found, by an inquisition concerning 
this matter taken at John's petition, that, on Monday after the Nativity 
of St. Mary, in the ninth year of the king's reign, the said sheriff delivered 
to Hugh, master of the aforesaid ship, 80 quarters of wheat, price 6*. {sic) 
a quarter, 70 quarters of malt, price 9s. a quarter,. 20 quarters of beans and 
pease, price 9s. a quarter, and 10 quarters of beans and pease, price 7s. a 
quarter, and that the ship on her voyage on the high sea near Scardeburgh 
was robbed, together with two other ships laden with victuals of merchants 
at Boston voyaging to Berwick, by common robbers of three ships of 
Flanders and Zeland {Seland) of the said corn and of all other goods 
found in her, and that the mariners in 'La Blithe' and in one of the other 
ships were slain without blame of the said John, and that the third ship so 
loaded there passed with great peril {maxima pena) to the port of 
Whelpeshaven near Scardeburgh and Fyveleye on Wednesday after the 
Exaltation of the Holy Cross, in the aforesaid year, and that the ship that 
so escaped was of Newcastle-on-Tyue. They are also ordered to allow 
John for the freightage and carriage of the corn, receiving from him the 
.aforesaid indenture and the king's writ of precept. 



Membrane 30. 

July 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause to be 

Northampton, respited until the next parliament the demands made upon the dean and 
canons of the king's free chapel of St. Martin-le-Grand, London, by the 
sheriffs of London and of Essex in the rents and possessions annexed to 
the chapel for the current tenth and for other tenths, for which the sheriflTs 
are distraining them, the dean and canons having shown the king that they 
and their predecessors from time out of mind have been woni to be quit of all 
impositions, taxes, and contributions within this realm. The treasurer and 
barons are ordered to certify the king and his council in the said parliament 
whether or not the dean and canons and their progenitors have been wont 
to pay such tenths of their rents and possessions. By K. 



12 EDWARD II. 



1318. Membrane ZO—cnnt. 

To the chamberlains. Order (o receive by indenture from Henry de 
Cantuar[ia], the lung's clerk, the instruments and memoranda touching 
the state of the account of the duchy of Aquitaine that he shall deliver to 
them, to be kept in the treasury. 

To the same. Order to intend the transcription of the rolls, processes, 
and memoranda touching the state of the duchy of Aquitaine, as ordained 
by the king's council, with all diligence until the end of the matter, which 
the king wishes to accelerate. 

July 24. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to the king's yeomen John de 

Woodstock. Jakesle, Richard de Lodelowe, and John du Chastel, who are staying in 
York castle for the custody and repair of the king's tents, their wages from 
the time of the sheriff's appointment, and to continue to pay the same 
until further orders, to wit Qd. a day to John de Jakesle, Ad. a day to 
Richard, and 5d. a day to John du Chastel. 

By K. on the information of Roger de Northburgh. 

July 23. To W. archbishop of Cashel (Cassalen'), chancellor of Ireland, and to 

Woodstock. Master Walter de Islep, treasurer there. Order to amove Nicholas de 
Balsecote, clerk, immediately from all offices in those parts touching the 
king, and to cause him to be attached by his body, so that they have 
him before the king on the morrow of the Nativity of St. Mary, 
to answer to the king for his contempt, and to do and receive what 
shall be then ordained by the king and his council, the king having 
lately revoked the collation that Nicholas asserted that he had from Roger 
de Mortuo Mari, lately supplying the king's place in Ireland, of the chancery 
and prebend of Fynglas in St. Patrick's church, Dublin, and having ordered 
him to amove himself wholly from the possession of the said chancery and 
prebend and to permit the king's clerk Master James do Ardyngellis, lo 
whom the king had previously given the chancery and prebend, to have 
them according to the king's grant, or to appear personally before the king 
at a day now past, as Nicholas has neither amoved himself nor appeared on 
the said day. They are ordered to ordain so that the fruits of the chancery 
and prebend aforesaid be kept safely in certain places, so that neither 
Nicholas nor any of his men may intermeddle therewith or lay hands upon 
them, until further orders. By p.s. [4812.] 

Like writ was sealed returnable on the morrow of Michaelmas next. 

July 6. To J. bishop of Winchester, piincipal collector of the tenth imposed 

Northampton, upon the clergy of England and granted to the king. Order to cause 
to be paid to the king's yeoman John de Rithre, constable of the 
castle of Skipton-in-Cravene, 100/. of the money of the first term of 
payment of the tenth in the diocese of York by the hands of the abbot 
of St. Mary's York, sub-collector of the tenth in that diocese, notwith- 
standing any assignment previously made by the king, receiving 
from him bills [of the wardrobe] to that amount and his letters of 
acquittance, in part payment of 32,81. 3s. Ad. due to him from the king for 
the custody of the castle aforesaid, as appears by bills of the wardrobe 
under the seal of Roger de Northburgh, keeper of the wardrobe, in John's 
possession. By p.s. 

July 28. To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to expend up to 40Z. in repairing the 

Northampton, castle of Corf, by the view and testimony of any one whom Roger Damory, 
to whom the king has committed the custody of the castle, shall depute in 
his place. By K. on the information of Master Thomas de Cherleton. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
that a market shall be held at the manor of St. Briavels on Tuesday 
weekly, and a fair of three days on the eve, day, and morrow of the Nativity 
of St. Mary. By K. 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1318. 

July 30. 

Northampton. 



July 30. 
Northampton. 

Aug. 1. 
Northampton. 



Aug. 1. 
Northampton. 



Aug. 3. 

Northampton. 



Aug. 2. 
Northampton, 



Membrane 30 — cont. 

To Master Eichard de Clare, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
supersede the execution of the king's late order to resume into his hands 
the manor of CornhuU, co. Middlesex, and certain lands in Harwe and 
Little Greneford, in the same county, and the advowson of the church of 
Little Greneford, which the king lately granted by his charter to Henry de 
Bello Monte, as the order was issued as if the gift had been made contrary 
to the ordinances, whereas the premises were granted to the king by 
Walter, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, for the use of the said Henry, so 
that they ought not to remain in the king's hands. By K. 

Ralph Eeynald of Paston, in the king's prison at Norwich for the death 
of Warin son of Geoffrey Fraunk of Edithorp, has letters to the sheriff of 
Norfolk to bail him until the first assize. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Whereas Matthew de Clyveden provided, 
when he was sheriff of that county, by virtue of the king's order to provide 
certain victuals in that county to be taken to the parts of Carlisle for the 
munition of the town and castle of Carlisle, certain of the aforesaid victuals, 
and the remainder has still to be provided, and the victuals so provided by 
him still remain in his possession, because he was removed from office 
immediately after he had made the provision, and the men from whom they 
were bought have not been satisfied for the same ; the king orders the sheriff^ to 
cause the remainder of the victuals to be provided forthwith, and to receive 
from Matthew the victuals provided by him by indenture containing the 
amount thereof, and the price, and the names of those from whom 
the victuals were bought, and to cause them and the victuals to be provided 
by himself to be taken to the parts of Skymburnes, there to be delivered by 
indenture to Robert de Barton, receiver and keeper of the king's 
victuals, and to satisfy the said men for the victuals provided by Matthew. 

Byp.s. [-1829.] 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to release John Beek of Wythkal 
from prison at Lincoln, upou his finding sufficient mainpernors to have him 
before John de Insula, Henry Spigurnel, and Lambert de Trikyngham, the 
king's justices to hear and determine the felonies and trespasses whereof 
the indictments were lately taken before the king at Lincoln, amongst which 
John was indicted for burglary and robbery of the bouse of Nicholas de 
Baumburgh, and for burning the house of John de Brynkle, the said John 
having been put in exigent to be outlawed because he did not come before 
the justices aforesaid to answer to the king's suit herein, and the sheriff was 
commanded by the king's writ, witnessed by John de lusula, on 10 Decem- 
ber, in the 11th year of the reign, to exact the said John from county 
[court] to county [court], etc., so that he should have him before the said 
justices at Lincoln on Friday the morrow of St. Bartholomew then next 
following, to stand to right concerning the robbery, felony, and burning 
aforesaid ; as the said John, upon hearing of the exigent aforesaid, rendered 
himself to the aforesaid prison, for which reason the king wishes, at his 
instance, to shew him special grace. By K. 

To Master Eichard de Clare, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands of Isabella de Maydeuach, and to restore 
the issues thereof, as it appears by inquisition taken by him that she held 
nothing at her death in chief of the king by reason whereof the custody of 
her lands should pertain to the king. 

To Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent. Order to 
restore_ to their owners the issues received by him from the above land.s 
whilst in the king's hands and in his custody. 

To J. bishop of Winchester, principal collector of the tenth imposed upon 
the clergy by the pope and granted to the king. Order to cause to be paid 



12 EDWARD II. 



1318. Membrane 30 — cont. 

to the king's yeoman John de Eithre, late constable of the castle of 
Skipton-in- Craven, lOOl. out of the money of the first term of payment of 
the said tenth in the diocese of York by the hands of the abbot of Seleby, 
sub-collector of the tenth in that diocese, in part-payment of 386/. 13*. 4c?. 
due to hifaa from the king for the custody of the said castle, as appears by 
bills of the wardrobe under the seal of Roger de Northburgh, keeper of the 
wardrobe, in John's possession, receiving from him bills [of the wardrobe] to 
the amount of 100/. and his letters of acquittance. The payment is to be 
made notwithstanding any assignment previously made by the king to any 
other person. By p.s. [4830.] 

Aug. 1. To Oliver de Ingham. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor 

Northampton, of Wighton and the hundred of Northgrenet, co. Norfolk, which he has by 
the king's commission, and to deliver the issues received thence from 
9 July last to Ralph de Eu, count ofEu, the king having, on that day, 
assigned to the count and to Joan his wife, daughter and co-heiress 
of Drogo de Merlawe, tenant in chief, a moiety of the said manor and 
hundred amongst other lands of Drogo's, as her property of his lands, and 
having, on 10 July following, committed to the count by letters patent the 
other moiety of the manor and hundred, which were in the king's hands on 
account of the minority of Margaret, the second daughter and co-heiress of 
Drogo, to have under a certain form. 

July 31. To Henry le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 

Northampton, king. Order to supersede entirely the assize of darrein presentment 
arramed by the king before himself against William de Wrothani concern- 
ing the advowson of the church of Akle, diocese of Lincoln, of the king's 
patronage, and the plea in connexion therewith pending before the king, 
which assize the king arramed upon his presentation of his clerk Gilbert do 
Ebor[aco] to the said church, made under the belief that the church 
was void, as the said William was presented by the late king to the church 
of Brehull, and was, by virtue of that presentment, admitted and instituted 
to it and the said church of Akle, which churches fall under one presenta- 
tion, and he remains in full bodily vigour, as appears fully to the king; 
wherefore the king has accepted the presentation made of the said William, 
and has caused the presentation of Gilbert to be revoked. 

By K. on the information of Master Thomas de Cherleton. 
To Gilbert de Ebor[aco]. Order not to intermeddle with anything by 
reason of the above presentation. 

Aug. 10. To J. bishop of Winchester. Order to appoint Alexander, archbishop of 

Leek. Dublin, to collect in Ireland the tenth of the clergy granted by the pope to 
the king in the realms of England and Scotland and in the lands of Ireland 
and Wales, which the pope appointed the said John and Walter, bishop of 
Exeter, to levy and collect for the king's use, as the king considers that the 
tenth in Ireland can be more conveniently collected by the archbishop than 
by the said John ; so that the archbishop may answer to the full at the 
exchequer of Dublin. He is ordered to cause the pope's original letters of 
appointment, which are in his possession because the bishop of Exeter has 
excused himself as to the collection, to be delivered to the archbishop, in 
order that he may publish them in Ireland, after which publication John 
is to receive them back again. By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause to be 
annulled and cancelled the recognisance made in chancery whereby Richard 
de Egebaston and John de Houby acknowledged themselves to be bound to 
Bartholomew de Badelesmere in 200 marks, as they have satisfied him for 
that sum, as he has acknowledged before the king. By K, 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1318. 

Aug. 8. 
Leek. 



Aug. 13. 
Nottingham. 



Aug. 18. 
Clipston. 

Aug. 12. 
Nottingham. 



Aug. 20. 
Clipston. 



Aug. 14. 

Nottingham. 



Membrane 30 — cont. 

To Robert de Sapy, eacheator beyond Trent. Order to supersede until 
the next parliament the execution of the king's order to deliver to Gilbert 
de Aton, as his right and inheritance, the manor of Malton, which belonged 
to William de Vescy, and which Joan Comyn holds during the king's 
pleasure, notwithstanding any order of the king's previously made, unless 
the king send in the meantime another order, as the king wills for certain 
reasons that Joan shall hold the manor until the next parliament. By K. 

The like to the sheriff of York. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause Robert de Holand to have 
seisin of the manors of Haghe and Blakerode, as it appears by inquisition 
that William de Bradeshaghe, who was outlawed for felony, held them of 
the said Robert, and that they have been in the king's hands for a year and 
a day, and that Peter de Lymesy and Mabel de Haghe had the king's 
year, day, and waste thereof, for which they ought to answer to the 
king. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Shirwode to be elected in place of John de Loudham, deceased. 

To the abbot of St. Mary's York, sub-collector of the 12d. in the mark 
granted to the king by the clergy of the diocese of York for the Scotch 
war. Order to pay without delay to Robert de Barton, keeper of the king's 
victuals in the parts of Carlisle, 54Z. of the residue of the above I2d. in the 
mark, which the king has appointed him to receive from the abbot for pay- 
ment of his debts for the time when he was keeper of the victuals aforesaid, 
receiving from him the king's letters patent and his own letters patent 
witnessing the receipt. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 
of Eokyngham to be elected in place of John Doylly, who is incapaci- 
tated by age and infirmity. 

To J. bishop of Winchester, principal collector of the tenth of the 
clergy of England and Ireland imposed by the pope for the king's use. 
Order to pay, out of the first moneys collected in Ireland, to Roger de 
Mortuo Mari of Wyggemor, late keeper of Ireland and supplying the 
king's place therein, 400 marks, towards the sum that he ought to receive 
from the king for his stay in that land during his term of office. By K. 



Membrane 29. 

Atig, 16. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
Nottingham, to brother James de Cusancia, prior of Priterwell, the priory of Priterwell, 
together with the issues thereof from the time when the priory was taken 
into the king's bauds, which the king ordered to be done because he 
learned from the complaint of the said James that brother William de {sic) 
Avernaz, monk of the order of Gluny, who asserted that he had been insti- 
tuted prior of Priterwell, and that he had been despoiled of the possession 
thereof at the procuration of the said James, had entered the priory by 
force and arms, and that he held the same by armed force, wasting the goods 
and possessions of the priory, which was founded of the alms of the king 
and his progenitors, the king having previously accepted the promotion of 
James to the priory, which was made by the prior of Lewes, and having 
takea his fealty, and ordered the temporalities to be delivered to him, Wil 
liam having entered the priory as above stated before the morrow of St. 
J»raes last past, at which day the king ordered Master John Walewayn, then 



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Aug. 13. 
I^ottingbam, 



Aug. 18. 
Clipston. 



Aug. 16. 
^Nottingham. 



Membrane 29 — cont. 
esclieator beyond Trent, to signify to James that he should appear in 
chancery to show cause why the temporalities of the priory should not 
be delivered to William, if he had been despoiled thereof as he alleged; 
as William came in person before the king in chancery on the morrow of 
the Assumption last, in accordance with the liing's order that he and James 
should appear upon that day, and asserted that he had no right in the same 
priory, and expressly renounced any right therein. By K. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas the following merchants 
of this realm caused a ship of John Priour's called ' la Petite Bayard ' of 
London to be laden in Londou with wool and other goods, in order to send 
the same to Andwerp, in Brabant, to trade there with the same, to wit 
Simon de Abyndon, with 12 serplers of wool, price 120^. ; Stephen le 
Foullere, with 4 serplers of wool, price 40/. ; Ralph de Walcote, with 
12 serplers of wool, price 120/.; John Priour, with 12 serplers of wool, 
price 120/.; Thomas Prentiz, with 3 serplers of wool, price 30/.; John de 
Sandale, with 6 serplers of wool, price 60/. ; William de Coumbmartyn, 
with 4 serplers of wool, price 40/. ; John atte Vine, with 5 serplers of wool, 
price 50/. ; Thomas de Abyndon, with 3 serplers of wool, price 30/. ; 
Thomas Beauflour, with 7 serplers of wool, price 70/. ; William Panyfadre, 
with a serpler of wool, price 10/. ; William Biddik, with 5 serplers of 
■wool, price 50/. ; Robert Elys of Thame, with IG serplers of wool, price 
160/, ; Adam Puff of Berkhamsted, with 21 serplers, price 210/. ; Richard de 
Warrewyk, with 5 serplers, price 50/. ; and Nicholas Alisaundre, with 4 ser- 
plers, price 40/.; and although, at the complaint of the said merchants 
that the admiral of Caleys and certain of his armed men attacked the ship 
and her tackle, price 40/., and the men in her on her voyage towards 
Brabant on the coast in the Isle of Thanet, within this realm, and carried 
off with them the ship, tackle, and cargo, detaining the wool from the said 
merchants, to their damage of 2,000 marks and more, the king ordered the 
sheriffs to arrest goods of the men and merchants of the power of the king 
of France found within the city to the value of 600/., and to keep the same 
until the merchants had been satisfied for that sum or until furl her orders ; 
the king now orders them to supersede the execution of the above order 
until All Saints next, and to release any goods that they may have arrested 
in execution of the above order, as the king of France will do justice to the 
aforesaid merchants concerning this robbery before the aforesaid feast, as 
he has promised to do by his letters patent to the king remaining in chan- 
cery. By K. 
The like to the following for the following sums : 

The bailiffs of Southampton for 400/. 

The bailiffs of Great Yarmouth for 200/. 

The bailiffs of Ipswich for 133/. 6s. 8d. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to William de Castellay and 
Richard de Alverton, keepers of the king's fishpond of Fosse, their usual 
wages from the time of his appointment, and to continue paying the same. 

To John de Foxle and his fellows, justices to take assizes in co. Berks. 
Order to adjourn (continuetis) until their next session after Michaelmas 
the assize arramed by Geoffrey de Okehangre against Almaric la Zusche 
for a disseisin made upon him, as he alleges, by Almaric and others named 
in the original writ of a tenement in Estchifford, if the disseisin was made 
FO lono- ago that Geoffrey might have prosecuted his assize before Almaric 
crossed the sea in the king's service ; as the king is bound to provide for 
the indemnity of those engaged in his service, so that they be not defrauded 
of their rights in their absence. By K. 



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13]^g, Membrane 29 — cont. 

Aug. 23. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to 

Nottingham, deliver to A. archbishop of Dublin, justiciary of Ireland, 200 marks from 

custodies and marriages now in the king's hands, or that shall first come to 

his hands, the king having granted him that sum In aid of his expenses in 

the above office. By K. 

Aug. 25. To the bailiffs of Nottingham. Order to expend up to I2s. 9d. in con- 

Nottinglaam. structing a penthouse (penticii) between the king's chamber in Nottingham 

castle .ind the tower of the castle. 

Aug. 24. To the collectors in the port of Yarmouth of the custom of wool, hides, 

Nottingham, and wool-fells, and of the loan from native and alien merchants from the 

wool, hides, and wool-fells to be exported up to a certain time. Order to 

pay to Master Roger de Acton, king's sergeant, 100^. for certain provisions 

to be made for the expenses of the king's household. 

By K. on the information of Roger de Northburgh. 
The like to the following : 

The collectors of the custom, etc., at Yarmouth for 100/. 

Vacated because above. 
The collectors of the custom, etc., at Lenne for lOOZ. 
The bailiffs of Yarmouth for 551. of their ferm. 

Aug. 28. To Master Eeymund de Mountanser,* receiver of the custom of wool, 

Clipston. hides, and wool-fells in the port of Ipswich. Order to pay to the king's 
yeoman Fortenerius de Till' t the sums contaijied in bills of the 
wardrobe in his possession, which are due to him lor the recompence for his 
horses lost in the king's service in Scotland, and for the arrears of his wages, 
receiving the bills from him together with his letters patent of receipt. 
The king wills that, after payment of the above, the assignment made by 
the king upon the said custom in favour of the men of Gascony shall obtain 
force. By p.s. [4845.] 

Sept. 7. To Master Richard de Clare, eseheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

Clipston. Thomas de Fournivall, the younger, and Joan his wife, eldest daughter and 
co-heiress of Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief, who proved her age 
before Master John Walewayn, late eseheator beyond Trent, to have seisin 
of the castle and manor of Alveton, with the members of Bredeleye, Far- 
leye, Coten, Wotton, Denston, Staunton, Streingeshall, Buckenhale, Fen- 
ton, and Balderdeleye, and other their appurtenances in co. Stafford, of the 
yearly value of 29/. lis. 4(f., which the king has assigned to them as the 
purparty falling to her of the two parts of the lands of the said Theobald, 
as the king has taken the fealty of Thomas therefor. 

Sept. 9. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Clipston. elected in place of John de la Lee, whom the king has amoved from office 
for insufficient qualification. By testimony of Roger Damory. 

Like order for the election of a coroner for the said county in place of 
Andrew Hurant. By testimony of the aforesaid Roger. 

To Master Richard de Clare, eseheator beyond Trent. Order to super- 
sede until further orders the king's order to Master John Walewayn, late 
eseheator, and the said Richard to dehver to brother William de Sanoto 
Albino the temporalities of the priory of St. Mary Magdalene, Goldeclive, 
issued when the king took his fealty upon his presentation to the priory 
by the abbot of Bec-Hellouin, as certain letters patent have been exhibited in 
chancery by brother Ralph de Roncivall, whereby it appears that, on 7th 
August, m the 7th year of the king's reign, the king received the fealty of 
the said Ralph and restored to him the temporalities of the aforesaid priory 

* Maistre Reymm Arnaud de Mountanser ia the privy seal. 
t Fortener Burgeys de Title in the privy seal. 



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1318. Membrane 29 — cont. 

upon his presentation thereto by the said abbot, and there were also ex- 
hibited certain letters patent of J. bishop of Llandatf, the diocesan, whereby 
it appears that the bishop admitted Ralph to the priory at the presentation 
of the aforesaid abbot, and caused him to be inducted into corporal posses- 
sion of the priory and its rights and appurtenances in canonical form, and 
Ralph has prayed the king to show him justice in this matter, alleging that 
he is perpetual prior of the above priory, and that he has not been canoni- 
cally amoved therefrom. 

Sept. 15. To the chamberlain of Kaermerdyn. Order to pay to Giles de Bello 

Clipston. Campo, to whom the king has committed the custody of the castle and 

town of Droslan, to hold during pleasure in the same manner as Thomas le 

Blound held the custody thereof, the usual fee for the said custody that 

Thomas was wont to receive therefor. 

To Roger de Chevelyngham and Isabella his wife. Order to deliver to 
John do Bogheles the custody of a moiety of the manor of Warden, which 
belonged to William le Coynte, Isabella's late husband, tenant in chief, and 
to deliver to him the issues received therefrom since 28 November, in the 
11th year of the king's reign, when the king committed the custody of the 
said moiety to Isabella during the minority of Margery, one of tlie daughters 
and heiresses of the aforesaid William, on condition that she maintained 
Margaret in food and clothing and other necessaries, and that she rendered 
to the exchequer 20^., as the king had previously committed the custody 
thereof by letters patent under the seal of the exchequer to the aforesaid 
John, for a yearly sum of 29*. 

Sept. 5. To John de Wysham, constable of Knaresburgh castle. Order to repair 

Clipston. the houses of the castle, the pond and mills, and the palings of the parks 

there, by the view and testimony of lawful men of those parts. By p.s. 

Sept. 25. To Ohver de Burdegal[a], constable of Guldeford castle. Order to 

York. repair the paling about the king's park of Guldeford, and a lodge (Jogeani) 
in the same. 



Membrane 28. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Hothum, bishop of Ely, to Matilda, late 
the wife of Richard Costantyn of Bondeby, in consideration of her release 
to the bishop of all lands that may fall to her in dower of her husband's 
freehold in Bondeby, co. Lincoln, of 10 marks yearly for her life, to be 
received from the bishop's manor of Bondeby ; payment whereof he charges 
upon himself and his heirs and the aforesaid manor. Witnesses: Sir 
Thomas de Fournival, the younger, and Sir Ralph de CrophuU, knights ; 
Sir William de Ayremynne, Sir William de Thorn toft. Sir Roger de 
Sutton, Sir John de Merton, Sir William de Harlaston, Sir Henry de 
Edenestowe, clerks. Dated at Wirsop, 4 September, 12 Edward II. 

Enrolment of grant from the aforesaid bishop to the said Matilda of a 
toft with buildings in Bondeby, with the adjoining court, which the bishop 
had of the feoffment of her husband Richard, and of which Bicljard and 
Matilda were enfeoffed to them and their heirs by John son of Robert 
called 'the Fisher' {Piscatoris) of Bondeby. Dated and witnessed as 
above. 

Memorandum, that the bishop came into chancery at Wirsop, on the said 
day and year, and acknowledged the. above deeds. 

Enrolment of release by the aforesaid Matilda to the said bishop of her 
right in all the lands, rents, demesnes, etc., in Bondeby that Simon de 
Segrave, knight, granted to Richard, her late husband, and to her and to 



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131 8. Membrane 28 — cont. 

their heirs ; which the hishop holds by feoffment of the fiaid Eichard. 
"Witnesses as above. Dated at Wirsop, 1 September, in the said year. 

Enrolment of release by the aforesaid Matilda to the said bishop of her 
right in all the lands in Bondeby that ought to pertain to her as dower of 
her husband's freehold there, which freehold the bishop holds of her 
husband's feoffment. Witnesses and date as above. 

Enrolment of release by the aforesaid Matilda to the said bishop of her 
right in a toft with buildings and adjoining court in Bondeby, which 
Richard her late husband and she had of the feoffment of John son of 
Robert called the Fisher (Piscatoris) of Bondeby, whereof her hus- 
band enfeoffed the bishop. Witnesses and date as above. 

Memorandum, that Matilda come into chancery, on the day and year 
aforesaid, and acknowledged the above deed. 
Sept. 5. To Edward, earl of Chester, and to his justice. The king, being given 

Clipston. to understand that dissensions had arisen between the men of the com- 
munity of the city of Chester and certain foreign men of the county, and 
that much damage had been committed one upon another, lately ordered 
the earl and justice to cause a remedy to be provided for pacifying these dis- 
cords and punishing the trespasses, so that peace and tranquillity should pre- 
vail, and to give credence to Roger de Mortuo Mari, justice of Wales, and 
to Master John Walewayn, the king's treasurer, whom the king intended 
sending to those parts in this behalf ; and the king now learns from the 
certificate of the said Roger and John that certain foreign men of the 
county to a great multitude of armed men, proceeding near to the city 
on the day when the county [court] ought to be holden therein, and 
keeping themselves outside the city by armed force, refused to go to 
the county [court] in due manner as they ought to do, and that certain 
of them, going up to the walls of the city, made assault in hostile 
manner upon certain men of the city standing on the walls aforesaid for 
the defence of the city, shooting at them with arrows and grievously 
wounding certain of the said men and slaying certain of them, and burning 
certain houses of the city suburbs, and not being contented with these 
proceedings, they caused the ways and waters leading to the city to be 
guarded by armed men, and do daily cause them to be guarded, so that 
merchants are now unable to go to the city or leave it with their goods, 
robbing certain men passing by the ways and waters aforesaid to the 
city of their goods, and beating, wounding, and inflicting other enormi- 
ties upon them ; which things, if permitted to continue, would not only 
be to the breach of the king's peace and the terror of the people of 
those parts, but also a pernicious example for such malefactors of the 
neighbouring parts, and might produce a warlike commotion, unless a speedy 
remedy be provided ; wherefore the king orders the earl and bis justice to 
punish the aforesaid malefactors in such wise that it shall not behove the 
king to do so in their default. The king has ordered the justice of Wales 
and John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, John de Grey, and the sheriffs of 
Lancaster, Salop, and Stafford to lend them such aid as they shall require, 
and not to permit any of the malefactors to be received into their baili- 
wick. By p.s. 
Mandates in pursuance to : 

Roger de Mortuo Mari, justice of Wales. By p.s. 

John de Warenna, earl of Surrey. 
John de Grey. 
The sheriff of Lancaster. 

The sheriff of Salop and Stafford. By p.s. 

To the chamberlain of Caermerdyn. Order to pay to the justice of 

Wales reasonable expenses if he have to go to the parts of Chester in the 

above matter. By p.s. 



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1318. Membrane 28 — cont. 

Sept. 10. To Philip, king of Franco and Navarre. Whereas the following merchants 

Clipstou, of this realm lately caused a ship of John Priour's called ' la Petite Bayard ' 
of London to be laden with divers serplers of wool for the purpose of taking 
the same to Andwerp in Brabant in order to trade there with the same : 
Simon de Abyndon of London, Stephen le Eullere, Ralph de Walcote, John 
Priour, Thomas Prentiz, John de Sandale, William de Coumbmartyn, John 
atte Vine, Thomas de Abyndon, Thomas Beauflour, William Panyf adre, Wi 1 liam 
Byddyk, Robert Elys of Thame, Adam Puff of Berkhampstede, Richard 
de Warrewyk, and Nicholas Alisaundre ; and the admiral of Caleys and 
certain armed men in his company attacked the ship on the sea-coast in 
the Isle of Thanet on her voyage to Brabant, and went to the town of 
Mergate, whither the men in the ship had fled, carrying with thera the 
sail and rudder {gubernaculum) of the ship, and caused the sail and rudder 
to be carried back to the ship, which they took away with them, detaining 
the ship and wool from the merchants and mariners to the damage of the 
merchants of 2000Z. ; which things were so well known in the parts 
where they were committed that they could not be concealed by any 
tergiversation, and the mayor, aldermen, and community of the city of 
Loudon have fully informed the king concerning the same ; where- 
fore he frequently requested W. de Castellion, then constable of France, 
to cause restitution or satisfaction to be made to the merchants and 
mariners, together with amends for their damages, as pertained to him by 
reason of the superior custody of the admiral and his fellows committed to 
him by L[ouis], then king of France and Navarre ; and the constable, 
having called the parties before him and having had the matter fully 
discussed, decreed that the ship and goods should be restored to the 
merchants and mariners ; which sentence he did not put into execution ; 
wherefore the king again requested him to cause satisfaction to be made ; 
and the constable certified the present king of France, then regent, con- 
cerning the premises, requesting him to excuse the constable to the king of 
England in this matter ; and the regent thereupon wrote to the king that 
he had caused answer to be made to the said merchants that they 
should come to him in the octaves of Christmas then next following, 
when he would ordain a remedy for the premises ; to which the king 
of England replied, the regent having been crowned king of France 
and Navarre, requesting him to execute what he had promised in the 
octaves aforesaid ; and the king of France has assigned many days to the 
merchants' attorney in this behalf, but the merchants have been unable to 
obtain satisfaction, as they have informed the king of England by sufficient 
testimony ; and the king of England, although he ought to have pro- 
vided the merchants with a rememdy for such a deed committed within 
his realm after the above process, nevertheless, at the request of Sir 
John Roberd, knight, and Master John Pastyn, clerk, his envoys in 
another matter, superseded the provision of a remedy for the said 
merchants, and requested the king of France to cause satisfaction to 
be done to them ; . vvhich the king of France promised to do in the 
presence of John Abel, knight, and Richard de Burton, clerk, the king 
of England's envoys ; but as the king of France did not do so, the 
merchants returned to the king of England with their supplication; 
wherefore the king of England ordered the goods of the men and 
merchants of the realm of the king of France within this realm to be 
arrested ; by reason whereof certain goods of the merchants of the city 
of Amiens were arrested ; and the king of France a short time since 
signified to the king that the citizens and merchants of Amiens, whose 
goods were so arrested in this realm, had come to him and prayed him 
for a remedy, and it was contained in the king of France's letters that due 
restitution had not been made to the king of England's merchants 



14 CALENDAE OP CLOSE EOLLS. 



1318. Membrane 28 — cont. 

owing to negligence of the officials (officialium) and ministers of the king 
of France, by whicli letters the king of France requested the king of 
England to desist from such counter seizures {contraprisiis) and to restore 
the goods of the merchants of Amiens thus arrested, and promised to 
cause such satisfaction to be made to the said merchants of this realm 
before All Saints next as should content the king of England ; where- 
upon the king of England caused the order for arresting goods of the 
men of the king of France to be superseded, and caused their goods 
to be restored to the aforesaid merchants of Amiens : wherefore he 
requests the king of France to cause due satisfaction to he made to 
the aforesaid merchants or to "William Beddyk, William de Merden, 
and Stephen le Fullere, their attorniea in this behalf, before All Saints 
according to his promise, and that he will certify the king of England at 
the said feast by his letters of his proceedings. If the merchants have 
received anything in part payment, the king wills that the amount 
thereof shall be deducted f\'om what is due to them. [F(edera.'\ 
Sept. 22. To John de Mutford and his fellows, justices to take assizes in co. Essex. 

York. Order to adjourn all assizes arramed against Nicholas de Segrave in that 
county in their next session after Michaelmas until their next session after 
Christmas, as Nicholas is now with the king in the company of Thomas, earl 
of Lancaster, for the purpose of repelling the invasion of the Scots, the king 
being bound to protect the interests of those engaged in his service, so that 
they may not be defrauded of their rights in their absence. By K. and C. 
Sept. 21. To the same, justices of assize in co. Suffolk. Order to adjourn 

York. until their first session after their instant session before Michaelmas the 
assize of novel disseisin arramed before them by Roger Swan concerning 
a tenement in Farnham against William de Cleydon, as William is set- 
ting out in the company of Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, to repel 
the invasion of the Scots. By K. and C. 

To Henry Beaufiz, Richard de Wylughby, and John de Bromfeld. Order 
to adjourn until after Christmas the assize of novel disseisin arramed before 
them against William la Zusche and Alice his wife and others by William 
le Mel of Swanecote and Lucy his wife, Richard le Cromery(?) and Lucy his 
wife, concerning a tenement in Elmeleye Lovet, as the aforesaid William la 
Zusche is setting out in the company of Thomas de Brotherton, earl of 
Norfolk and marshal of England, to repel the invasion of the Scots. 

By K. and 0. 
Sept. 26. To Henry Spigumel and his fellows, justices to take assizes in co. War- 

York, wick. Order to adjourn until their next session after their session after 
Michaelmas the assize arramed against Geofirey Dode, the king's sergeant, 
and others by William ' the Rodye,' chaplain, concerning a tenement in the 
suburbs of Warrewyk, as Geoffrey is about to set out with the king to repel 
the Scotch invasion. By K. 

■ Oct. 1. To John de Mutford and his fellows, justices to take assizes in co. Hert- 

York. ford. Order to adjourn until their next session after Christmas the assize 
of novel disseisin arramed by Robert de Pounsbourn and Agnes his wife 
against Robert le Baud and others concerning a tenement in Aldebury, as 
the said Robert is setting out in the company of Bartholomew de Badeles- 
mere to repel the invasion of the Scots. 

By K. and by the testimony of Bartholomew de Badelesmere. 



Membrane 27. 

Sept. 10. To Master Richard de Clare, eschoator beyond Trent. Order to take 

Clipstou. into the king's hands the lands and rents of Robert Martyn le Clerck and 



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John le Taverner in the town and suburbs of Bristol, which came to the 
king's hands as escheats, and to attach any persons resisting him in the 
execution of this order, certifying the king of their names, the escheator 
having written that he was unable to execute the king's previous order to 
take the premises into his hands on account of the resistance of certain 
men, which premises the king had previously given to John de Weston, 
the younger, to have to him and his heirs, and having ordered them to be 
resumed into his hands amongst other gifts made by him by virtue of the 
ordinances accepted by him. 

Sept. 12. To the same. Order to deliver to William Wyne and Matilda his wife, 

Clipston. late the wife of William de Lodelawe, tenant in chief, the following of the 
said William de Lodelawe's lands, which the king has assigned to her in 
dower : a third of the manor of Stoke Say, and of the townships of Roul- 
ton and Ellewardyn, co. Salop ; and a third of iOl. of yearly rent in 
Markeleye, co. Hereford ; and a third of the wood of Teddeswode, and of 
17 marks of yearly rent in Markeleye. 

Sept. 21. To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to expend up to 100*. in repairing the 

York. king's prison at Hertford, which is threatened with ruin. 

Sept. 16. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Robert de Shut- 

York, kyngdon (sic), chief chaplain of St. Edward's chapel in Wyndesore castle, the 
arrears of 26Z. 13s. 4rf., which sum the king, on 23 September, in the 11th 
year of his reign, ordered them to pay to Henry Canon for the wages and 
stipends of himself and three chaplains celebrating in the aforesaid chapel and 
for two clerks serving the chaplains, from Michaelmas then next following 
until the following Michaelmas, the king having afterwards appointed the 
said Robert his chief chaplain in the chapel, when he ordered the treasurer 
and chamberlains to pay to him the arrears of the above sum ; which order 
has not been put into execution. 

Sept. 21. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to expend up to 10/. in repairing 

York. the houses and other buildings in Carlisle castle. By K. 

Sept. 22, To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cancel the 

York. recognisance made before them by John de Houby for payment of 28/. to 
John Darcy, as John Darcy has acknowledged before the king that he has 
received this sum. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to admit Adam de 
Dene, clerk, to make prefer in place of Richard de Perers, sheriff of Essex 
and Hertford, who is with the king at York to set out thence for Scotland 
in the company of J. bishop of Ely, the chancellor, so that he cannot come 
in person to Westminster on the morrow of Michaelmas. By K. 

Sept. 22. To Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, keeper of the 

York. lands of Ralph son of William, tenant in chief, in the king's hands. 
Whereas it was lately found by inquisition taken by Robert de Sapy, es- 
cheator this side Trent, that the aforesaid Ralph granted by writing 
obligatory to Thomas de Boulton, knight, two suitable robes for his life 
■with fur-edging {pellura) and lining {linurn), one at Christmas and the 
other at Easter, and a knight's saddle yearly, and fitting maintenance for 
himself and his yeoman, and hay, provender, shoes (ferros), and nails for 
four horses, and wages for four grooms to be received from the manor of 
Hilderskelf, and that Thomas was seised thereof until the time of Ralph's 
death, and that the manor is held of John Bygod by the service of a third 
of a knight's fee ; and the king ordered the earl to cause Thomas to have 
the above allowances yearly out of the manor, which is in his custody by 
the king's commission ; and the earl has signified to the king that he was 



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unable to execute the order because the things therein specified are not put 
at a certain yearly value : the king, considering that the said manor of 
Helderskelf was extended, after Ralph's death, to the yearly value of 
M. 16i. Orf., and that what Thomas ought to have theuce exceeds that 
extent, and being unwilling to satisfy Thomas from any lands of Ralph's 
other than those that are so charged to the said manor, orders the earl 
to deliver the manor and appurtenances to Thomas, to have during the 
heir's minority for the charges so incumbent upon it. The king -will 
discharge the earl of the extent of the same. By C. 

Sept. 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 

llort. slierifE of Bedford 40/., which he has expended in the wages of four 
men working in the quarry (quarrera) of Eglemont in his bailiwick, 
and in carriage of stone thence to Langele, by virtue of the king's order 
to provide four men to work in the quarry and to carry the stone to 
Langele, and to pay them their wages, the expenses to be witnessed by 
indenture between him and brother William de Kenilworth, ' mazon.' 

By p.s. [4863.] 
Cancelled because otherwise below. 

Sept. 24. To the collectors in the port of London of the loan to be made by native 

, York. and alien merchants of wool, hides, and wool-fells to be exported until 
Michaelmas next. Order not to intermeddle with collecting the loan after 
the above date. By K. 

The like to the collectors in the following ports : 
Lenne. Ipswich. 

Boston. Melecombe. 

Newcastle-on-Tyne. Great Yarmouth. 

Hertelpole. Sandwich. 

Kyngeston-on-Huli. Southampton. 

Birstoll. Chester. 

Sept. 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to John 
York. de la Haye 40/., which he expended, when sheriff of Bedford, by virtue of 
the king's order to provide four men to work in the quarry of Eglemont in 
his bailiwick, and to cause stone to be carried thence to Langele, and to 
cause their wages to be paid, by indenture to be made between him and 
brother William de Kenilworth, ' mazon,' he having expended the above 
sum for the above purposes and upon certain works that the king caused 
to be done there. By p.s. [48d3.] 

Sept. 25. To the steward and marshal of the king's household. Order not to 
York. intermeddle with anything touching their ofHoe, nor to permit any others 
to intermeddle therewim, otherwise than was wont in the past, between 
the waters of Tyne and Tese, in the liberty of the bishopric of Durham, 
when the king comes there during his expedition against the Scotch rebels, 
as the king wishes to preserve the liberty of St. Cuthbert's church, 
Durham, unharmed in all things. By K. 

The like to the clerk of the market, or to him who supplies his place. 

ByK. 
Sept. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive from 
York. the abbot of Seleby, collector of the tenth of the clergy in the arch- 
deaconry of Richmond, the tenth in that archdeaconry of benefices and 
temporalities annexed to spiritualities according to the taxation made by 
the archdeacon of Richmond or his vicar-general, which taxation was 
delivered to the said abbot, and to acquit him on this occasion of anything 
beyond that taxation, the king having ordered the archdeacon or his vicar 
general, the archdeacon being abroad, to cause inquisition to be made 



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concerniDg the value of all benefices in the archdeaconry, and of all 
temporalities of prelates there that have been hitherto taxed to the tenth, 
to vfit what was the value at the time of the grant of the tenth, because 
the clergy of the archdeaconry complained to the king that their benefices 
and temporalities are wasted and destroyed by the Scotch rebels, and that 
they granted the tenth upon what their benefices were worth at the time, 
and not according to the taxation of the tenth heretofore current there. 

Sept. 24. To the abbot of Cokersand, sub-collector [of the tenth] of the clergy. 
York. Order to supersede until Easter the demand upon the abbot of Egleston 
for Ql. 6s. \\d. for the tenth, releasing in the meantime any sequestration. 

Like order to the abbot of Seleby, sub-collector of the tenth in the 
diocese of York, to supersede the demand upon the aforesaid abbot for 
18/. 10s. O^d. 

Sept. 25. To the sheriff of Essex and Hertford. Order to pay to Giles de 
York. Tholosa, king's sergeant, keeper of certain of the king's great horses, 20/. 
for the expenses of the horses. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells, in the 
port of London. Order to permit Henry Nasard, citizen of London, and 
his fellows to retain by indenture the custom of wool exported by them to 
the amount of 200Z. 2s. 2d., which sum the king owes Henry for cloths 
received from him and delivered to divers men-at-arms and footmen of the 
king's garrisons and towns in Scotland for the arrears of their wages and 
restoration of their horses lost in the king's service in the eleventh year of 
his reign, as appears by a bill under the seal of John de Weston, late 
chamberlain of Scotland. 

To the collectors of the said custom in the port of Kyngeston-on-Hull. 
Order lo pay to Robert de Hastang', out of the issues of the custom, 
1491. I8s. Sd., notwithstanding any assignments previously made thence 
for other persons, which sum the king owes him for the wages of himself 
and his men-at-arms staying in the city of York for the custody thereof, 
together with Walter de Teye, between 1 October, in the eleventh year 
of the king's reign, and 28 March, in the said year, as appears by a bill 
sealed by Roger de Northburgh, keeper of the king's wardrobe. By K. 

Sept. 26. To Robert de Sapy, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
York, meddle further with three tofts, two bovates, and 1 1 acres of land in Beford 
that belonged to Walter de Siwardby, the escheator having certified the 
king that they were taken into the king's hands because it was found by an 
inquisition of oiSce taken by him that certain lands in Beford were held of 
the king in chief as of the honour of Albemarle, amongst which he under- 
stood the premises to be included, as he has now found by another 
inquisition that the premises are not held of the king. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 
of Clyve to be elected in place of Henry de Sene, who is so engaged 
elsewhere in the service of the king and of Aymer de Valencia, earl of 
Pembroke, that he cannot attend to that office, wherefore the king has 
amoved him from office. 

Sept. 25. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer to be elected for the 
York. forest of Pykeryng, which belongs to Thomas, earl of Lancaster, in place of 
Robert de Wyerne, deceased. 

To the same. Order to cause a verderer to be elected for the aforesaid 
forest in place of Alan Maltak, whom the king has amoved because he 
is incapacitated by infirmity. 

Sept. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Richard 
de Draycote to pay 34Z. lis. \d., owing by him for the arrears of his 

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account of the time when he was the late king's sheriff of Lincoln, at the 

rate of 60s. yearly, the king having granted him these terms of payment 

of his special grace. -"7 ■'^• 

Sept. 24. To J. bishop of "Winchester, principal collector of the tenth of the clergy 

York. granted by the pope to the king. Order to pay, out of the money of the 

second term of payment in the diocese of York, 2O0/. to Andrew de 

Hartcla, late warden of the marches and keeper of the castle of Carlisle, in 

part payment of 586/. 8*. 6d., which the king owes him for the wages 

of himself and of his men-at-arms staying with him about the custody 

aforesaid, and for recompence for certain of his horses that died there, in 

the time of J. archbishop of York, late keeper of the wardrobe, as appears 

by a bill of the wardrobe made in the archbishop's name under the seals of 

Robert de Wodehous and Richard de Fereby ; upon which bill the 

payment on account is to be endorsed, according to custom. By K. 

Sept. 28. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to William de Casteley and 

York. Richard de Alverton, keepers of the fish-pond of Fosse, their usual wages, 

to wit 2d. a day each, during the time of Ms office. 
Oct. 1. To the same. Order to pay to Oliver son of John de Nantoil, usher of 

York. Queen Isabella's chamber, the arrears of his wages and robes from the time 
of the sheriff's appointment, and to continue paying the same, the king 
having granted him for his maintenance for life Qd. daily and two robes 
yearly befitting his estate, to be received from the sheriff of York. 

Sept. 28. To J. bishop of Winchester, principal collector of the tenth of the 
York. clergy granted to the king by the pope. Order to pay, out of the money 
of the second term of payment in the diocese of York, 2GQI. to William de 
Ros of Hamelak, the remainder of 300/. that the king owed him, for which 
William has delivered the bills at the king's receipt, the king having 
caused 100/. to be paid to him, by the hands of W. archbishop of York, out 
of the tenth for six years lent to the king by the pope. hj K. 



Membrane 26. 

Oct. 2. To Roger de Mortuo Mari of Chyrk, justice of Wales. Order to 

York. deliver, without delay or excuse, the land of Megheyn Iscoyt to Griflfin 

de la Pole, which was taken into the king's hands with other lands of 

Griffin's in the land of La Pole, the king having restored the same to Griffin 

to hold in the same manner as before it was taken into his hands. 

By K. and C. 
Oct. 1. To the bailiffs of the city of York. Order to pay to William de Ros of 

York. Hamelak 60/. out of the ferm for the city of York for Michaelmas term ; 
the king having granted him 120/. yearly from that ferm, and 146/. 13*. Ad. 
yearly from the ferm of the city of Lincoln, to be received from the bailiffs 
of York and Lincoln until the king shall cause him to be provided with 
400 marks of land and rent yearly in suitable places, and the king 
enfeoffed him thereof as appears by his letters patent, which yearly sum the 
king promised to grant him in suitable places between the waters of 
Thames and Tees (Thaiste) before Midsummer, in the 11th year of his 
reign, in exchange for the castle of Werk-on-Tweed, which William 
granted to the king on 25 September, in the said year, with the knights' 
fees, serjeanties, homages, villenages, etc., and all other appurtenances 
except the advowsons of the cells appertaining to the priory of Kirkham 
and the hospital of Boulton. By K. 

To the hailiflfs of the city of Lincoln. Like order to pay the said 
William 73/. 6s. 8d. 



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To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow the above 
60/. to the bailiffs of York. 

To the same. Order to allow to the bailiff of Lincoln the said 
73/. 6s. Sd. 

Oct. 4. To the chamberlain of Kaernarvan. Order to survey the victuals in the 

York. castle of Hardelagh by the testimony of someone to be deputed on behalf 
of Roger de Mortuo Mari of Chirk, justice of Wales, and to dispose for the 
king's profit of those that are unfit for the garnisture, and to cause the 
castle to be provided with other victuals out of the money received from 
the sale and out of other issues of his bailiwick, as the king understands 
that certain of the victuals in the castle are putrid and infected. By K. 

Oct. 5. To the sheriff of York. Order to release from prison William son of 

Tork. Cicely de Stokesleye, John and Adam his brothers, Roger Fotour, Robert 
del Howe, William son of Hugh Pigod, Roger de Pothowe, John Cham- 
barde of Pothowe, John, vicar of the church of Kirkeby in Cliveland, and 
William de Le^yngton, the elder, whom the king ordered the sheriff to 
justice by their bodies according to the custom of England, upon their 
denunciation by the archbishop of York as excommunicated and as con- 
temners of the jurisdiction of the church until they should satisfy the church 
for the wrong done by them and for the contempt, as the archbishop has 
signified by his letters patent to the king that they have merited absolution. 

Oct. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to 

York. commit to Geoffrey de Lanneye during pleasure the oflSce of sheriff of the 

county of Meath {Midie), taking from him sufficient security, the king 

having granted the oflace to him with all appurtenances, on condition that 

he answer to the aforesaid exchequer for the issues of the shrievalty. 

ByK. 

Oct. 4. To Nicholas de Grey, late sheriff of York. Order to pay to Oliver son 

York. of John de Nantoil, usher of Queen Isabella's chamber, the arrears of his 

wages of 6d. a day and two robes yearly granted to him by the king for 

life, for the time when Nicholas was sheriff after 29 May, in the 6th year of 

the king's reign, the date of the king's grant. By K. 

The like to Simon Warde for the time when he was previously sheriff. 

Oct. 8. To the sheriff of Westmoreland. Order to cause the abbot of Hepp to 

York. have seisin of a messuage and an acre of land in Bampton Patrik, which 
William son of John le Archer of Bampton Patrik, who was hanged for 
felony, held of the abbot, as it appears by inquisition that they have been 
in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that the said John held them 
of the abbot, and that the township of Bampton Patrik had the king's 
year, day and waste, and ought to answer to the king for the same. 

Oct. 6. To Ed. de Dynynton, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to supersede 

York. until further orders the assessment and levy of the subsidy that the men 

and tenants of North Wales lately granted to the king of their goods, which 

still remains to be levied. By C. 

The like to the chamberlain of South Wales. By C. 

Oct. 5. To John de Mutford and his fellows, justices appointed to take assizes in 

Yco-k. CO. Norfolk. Order not to molest Roger de Bilneye for the imprisonment 
or for what pertains to the king for not prosecuting a jury of 24 knights 
that he arramed before William de Ormesby and his fellows, justices 
appointed to take assizes in that county, against the prior of Walsyngham, 
to convict the jurors of an assize of novel disseisin summoned between them, 
and taken before William and his fellows at Norwich, concerning common of 
pasture in Heveringlond, and for not prosecuting another jury of 24 knights 

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arramed by him against Richer Est before William and his fellows to 
convict the jurors of an assize of novel disseisin summoned between them, 
and taken before William and his fellows at Norwich, concerning common 
of pasture in the aforesaid town, which juries were adjourned after 
William's death to be taken before the said John de Mutford and his 
feUows, before whom it was considered that Roger should be arrested and 
imprisoned because he did not prosecute the aforesaid juries; as the king 
has pardoned him the imprisonment and what pertains to him in this behalf 
because he was engaged in the king's service at the time of his non-prosecu- 
tion aforesaid. 

Oct. 6. To Henry le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the king. 

York. Order to proceed with the pleas or suits touching William Broun, the elder, 
at the suit of the plaintiffs, notwithstanding the king's protection granted for 
his lands and rents, which the king granted him because William was about 
to set out for Scotland in the king's service, when the king willed that he 
should be quit of all suits except pleas of dower unde nichil habet and pleas 
of quare impedit, and assizes of novel disseisin and of last presentation, as 
the king now learns upon trustworthy testimony that William has not set 
out and is not setting out for Scotland. By C. 

Oct. 6. To John de Hanstede. Order not to intermeddle further with the 

York. custody of the water of Tyne between Newcastle-on-Tyne and the sea, 
which the king lately appointed him to keep, taking care that no victuals 
or other necessaries be taken on the said water to Scotland, whereby the 
king's enemies might be aided, as the king now understands from the 
complaints of the burgesses of Newcastle that the commission made to the 
said John is to the prejudice of the liberties granted to them by the king's 
progenitors and confirmed by the king. By K. and C. 

Oct. 8. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay to John Giffard of Brymesfeld 

Tork. 100 marks due to him for Easter term before June 9 last, when the 
king, by virtue of the ordinances, revoked the grant of 200 marks yearly 
made to John on 30 December, in the 10th year of his reign, to be received 
from the sheriff of Gloucester, which grant was made by the king because 
he wished to keep the agreements made with John for his stay with the 
king with a certain number of men-at-arms, in peace and war, for John's 
lifetime. By K. 

Oct. 10. To the bailiffs of the liberty of Ravenesrod. Whereas Adam le Clerk of 

Buretwick. Lenne, merchant, caused a ship of his called ' La Plente' of Lenne, price 
100/. sterling, to be laden in the parts of Poitou {Peytou) with salt of 
Poitou, lampreys of Nauntes, and certain bales of Bugeye, and other his 
goods, to the value of 200/., in order to take the same to St. Johnstown of 
Perth, in Scotland, to make his profit thereon and in aid of the main- 
tenance of the king's men garrisoning that town, Henry de Eikelynghous 
and certain other malefactors of the towns of Grippeswald, Sirallesound, 
and Lubyk robbed the aforesaid ship on her voyage on the sea coast between 
Great Yarmouth and Blakeneye, and slew many men found in her, and 
carried her away with them to Aberden iu Scotland, and there sold the 
goods, robes, and cloths of the aforesaid men, and afterwards took the ship 
with them to Strillesound {sic) ; whereupon the king requested the schoffen 
and men of the towns of Grippeswold, Strallesound, and Lubyk to hear the 
complaint of the said merchant, and to cause satisfaction to be made to him, 
so that it should not behove the king to provide him with another remedy ; 
but although Geoffrey atte Feld, Adam's attorney in this behalf, delivered 
the king's letters to them, and diligently prayed for justice, they did nothing 
in the matter, as appears by letters patent shewn to the king under the 



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Oct. 7. 

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seal of the community of London ; whereupon the king ordered the sheriff 

• of York to arrest goods of the men ami merchants of the aforesaid towns to 

the value of 100/., in part satisfaction for the above sum ; and the aforesaid 
bailiffs, by virtue of the return of the king's writ made to them by the 
sherilF, arrested a ship of Lubyk called ' la Swetmund,' the master whereof 
is called Peter Vanlenne, which was laden with goods of divers merchants 
of Lubyk, to wit ' stockfissh,' hides, and oil, whose names are Hermann 
Cure, Adelard Holyk, Henry Drone, Christian Eose, Whittemann Bare, 
Warkin de Bergh, John de Felghonis, and John Brider, and the ship and 
goods are appraised at 106/., as the bailiffs have returned to the king by his 
order : the king orders them to cause the ship and cargo to be appraised 
again by merchants, mariners, and others, in presence of the aforesaid 
merchants, if they choose to attend, and to deliver thence goods by this 
appraisement to the value of 100/. to the aforesaid Adam or to William de 
Pikeworth, whom Adam has appointed in chancery his attorney in this 
behalf, in part satisfaction, certifying the king of their proceedings herein. 
If there be any goods in excess of value over the said 100/., they are to 
deliver them to the aforesaid merchants. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner to be elected for 
that county in place of William de Manby, whom the king has amoved 
because he is insufficiently qualified. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit the sheriff 
of Westmoreland of the eighth year of the reign of two parts of the profits 
of the county from 2 October in that year, when the king granted to Guy 
de Bello Campo, then earl of Warwick, and Henry de Percy, deceased, and 
to Bartholomew de Badelesmere the custody of two parts of the lands and 
profits of the shrievalty of that county, which profit is extended to the 
yearly value of 100*., which lands and profit belonged to Robert de Clifford, 
deceased, tenant in chief in that county and elsewhere in the realm, and 
■which were in the king's hands on account of the minority of Roger, son and 
heir of Robert, to have with all things pertaining to such custody during 
Roger's minority, to wit the custody of the two parts aforesaid in West- 
moreland for the maintenance of the heir, rendering for the other lands in 
the realm the extents thereof. 

Oct. 13. To the same. Order to cancel the recognisances for 100/. and for 

Burstwick. 10/. made before them in the exchequer by John de Houby to Robert de 
Ardern, John having satisfied Robert for the same, as Robert has acknow- 
ledged before the king. 

Oct. 14. To the justices of the Bench. Order to continue until the quinzaine of 

Burstwick. Martinmas the plea pending before them between the king and tlie prior and 
convent of St. Thomas the Martyr, near Stafford, concerning the church of 
Stowe, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, to which the king lately 
presented his clerk Robert de Marchumley, the prior and convent claiming 
to hold the church for their own uses, as the prior and convent have shewn 
to the king that they have in their possession divers muniments and evidences 
touching the appropriation, in order that they may meanwhile inform the 
king and his council concerning their said muniments, and that the said 
clerk may inform the king and his council concerning the king's right. 

By p.s. [4874.] 

Oct. 15. To the treasurer, barons and chamberlains of the exchequer. Order to 

Burstwick. cause to be deducted from the king's debts to the merchants of the society 

of the Bardi of Florence 400/., which the king caused to be paid to Roger 

Ardingelli, merchant of that society, for himself and his fellows, to wit 200/. 

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of St. Mary's York of the tenth for six years imposed by Clement V. in 
the council" of Vienne and lent to the king by pope John, for wMch the 
king caused his letters patent obligatory to be made to the pfP* and 
delivered to the archbishop, and 200^. by the hands of the prior and convent 
of St. Katherine's without Lincoln, sub-collectors of the tentli granted to 
the king by the clergy of the province oli Canterbury for the Scotch war, for 
which the king acquitted the prior and convent and caused his same letters 
to be delivered to them, the king having received from Roger letters patent 
of acquittance of himself and his fellows for the above sums, which the 
king sends to the treasurer, barons, and chamberlains, by the bearer. 

Oct. 2. The king to all to whom, etc. Letters patent witnessing that the king has 

York. received, by the hands of Master John Walewayn, treasurer, and of the 
chamberlains of the exchequer, 20 marks from J. bishop of Lincoln, in the 
name of pope John XXII., in part payment in the city and diocese of 
Lincoln of the first year of the tenth for six years imposed upon the clergy 
by pope Clement V. in the council of Vienne, collected before this 
time by the bishop by the hands of the abbot and convent of Oseneye : 
which sum the king binds himself to repay to the pope within five years 
from the fourth kalend of April, in the 10th year of his reign. 

By bill of the exchequer. 
Vacated, because otherwise on the Patent Roll on the same day and 
month. 



Membrane 25. 

Oct. 18. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
York. intermeddle further with the knights' fees or other appurtenances of 
the castle and honour of Walyngford after I August last, and to deliver 
to Queen Isabella any issues received since that date, when the king 
granted the castle and honour, which she held by the king's grant, to be 
held as her dower, together with the knights' fees and other appurten- 
ances. 

Oct. 26. To Blaster Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

York. John de Noithgrave, son and heir of Alfred de Northgrave, tenant in 

chief of the late king, to have seisin of his father's lands, as he proved 

his age before Master John Walewayn, late escheator beyond Trent, and 

the king has taken his homage. 

To Robert de Sapy, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
John de Yucflete and Joan his wife, mother of Alexander Tothe, son and 
heir of James Tothe of Middelton, the lands of the said Alexander, which 
cannot descend to them by right of inheritance, as his nearest friends for 
his maintenance and profit, the escheator having taken the lands into the 
king's hands because he understood that Alexander was a madman and an 
idiot from his birth, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Alexander is not an idiot from birth, that he was of good 
memory for three years after his birth, and that he was afterwards 
impaired by malign spirits so that he lost his memory for two years, 
after which time he recovered his good state, so that he was sufficient for 
the rule of himself and his lands and chattels had he been of full age, and 
that he enjoys lucid intervals {lucidis intervallis) in the new moon, and 
that he holds lands in Middelton of divers lords by various services, and 
that he does not hold of the king, and that he is aged fourteen years. 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to repair the king's houses within the 
castle of Guldeford, in the custody of the king's yeoman Oliver de 
Burdegala, by the view and testimony of lawful men of those parts. 



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1318. Membrane 25 — cont. 

Oct. 24. To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to pay to Master Eoger 

York. de Acton, the king's lardener, 40/., to make provision therewith of fish for 
the king's household. 

Oct. 27. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 

York. intermeddle further with the lands of William le Botiller of Saham, and 

to restore the issues thereof, as it appears by inquisition that he held nothing 

of the king in chief at his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands 

ought to pertain to the king. 

To the fame. Like order concerning the lands of William de Horford. 
Oct. 26. To Robert de Sapy, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 

York. Patrick Bouche of Ulvesby for homage for the lands held by him in chief, 
as the king has taken his fealty and respited his homage. 

To the same. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Nicholaa, late the 
wife of Robert de Ireby, tenant in chief of the king, upon her taking oath 
not to marry without the king's licence. 

To Eleanor, late the wife of Henry de Percy, keeper of two parts of 
the manor of Wetherby and other lands of the said Henry in co. York. 
Order to pay to Robert de Walton, chaplain, two parts of 10 marks yearly, 
for the time that she has had the custody, for two parts of the wages, etc., 
that the treasurer and barons have certitied that he received, and ought to 
receive, from that mauor from the time of the grant made to him by Robert de 
Turvill, late master of the order of the Temple in England, to which order the 
manor then belonged, to wit '6d. a day for his food, a mark yearly at Whitsun- 
tide, an allowance of a tallow candle each night for his bed, necessary 
firewood to burn in his chamber, and a groom to serve him, whom the preceptor 
would assign to him, for 50 marks that he paid beforehand to the Templars ; 
the king having many times ordered her to pay the above wages and stipends 
out of the ferm of 400/. due from her to the exchequer yearly for the custody 
of the aforesaid two parts, together with the arrears thereof from the time 
when she received the custody; in answer to which she has certified that 
she is ready to pay the wages and money for the robe, which are ascertained 
sums, up to the date contained in the king's writ, but that she is ignorant 
as to what she ought to pay for the candle and firewood and the groom ; 
the king willing that Robert shall be satisfied for 10 marks yearly for the 
wages and stipends aforesaid. The king will cause allowance to be made 
to her in her ferm for the two-thirds of the 10 marks aforesaid, the other 
third whereof she is to pay for the third of the manor held by her in dower. 
At Lincoln, 21 February, in the 9th year {sic). 

Oct. 27. To the sherifi' of Lancaster. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 

York. Lancaster, belonging to Thomas, earl of Lancaster, to be elected in place 
of Richard de Houghton, deceased. 

Like order for the election of a verderer in place of John de Burton, 

Nov. 2. To Edward, earl of Chester, or to his justice. Order to supersede until 

York. his county [court] on Tuesday next and then for six full weeks following 
the matters touching the men of Thomas, earl of Lancaster, and others who 
ought to be delivered from prison at the petition of the earl's bailiffs, not 
intermeddling in the meantime therewith, as the earl of Lancaster has 
given the king to understand that many of his men and others have been 
indicted, arrested, and imprisoned by the earl of Chester, on account of 
the dissensions between the community of the city of Chester and others 
and for other causes, who ought, according to the law and custom of 
those parts, to be delivered from prison at the petition of the bailiffs of 
the earl of Lancaster in those parts by plevin under a certain form, and 
that they are detained in prison contrary to the law and custom aforesaid. 
The king proposes to send Roger de Mortuo Man of Chirk, justice of 



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1318. Membrane 25 — cont. 

Wales, John de Grey, and Jolin de Somery to those parts shortly, without 
•whom he wills that nothing shall be done in the meantime. In addition, 
the king orders them to permit the earl of Lancaster to use and enjoy 
the liberties that he ought to have, and that he and the ancestors of Alesia 
his wife ought to have and enjoy in those parts. By K. and C. 

l^Fcedera.'] 

Oct. 28. To W. archbishop of York. Order to pay to William de Eos of 

York. Hamelak 200/. out of the tenth for six years in his diocese lent to the 
king by the pope, in part payment of 300Z. due to him from the king, 
receiving from him the king's letters patent containing that the king has 
received the above sum from the archbishop and William's letters patent of 
receipt. 

Nov, 2. To J. bishop of Winchester, principal collector of the tenth for one year 

Tork. granted to the king by the pope. Order to supersede the assessment and 
collection of the tenth by the old taxation in the diocese of Carlisle, and to 
cause his sub-collectors in that diocese to be superseded, and to levy the 
tenth according to the taxation to be sent to him by the bishop of Carlisle, 
whom the king has ordered to make enquiry as to the present value of all 
ecclesiastical benefices in his diocese and of the temporalities annexed to 
spiritualities that have been wasted by the inroads of the Scotch rebels, and 
to cause the benefices to be taxed accordingly, as many benefices in that 
diocese have been so wasted by the Soots that they cannot answer for the 
tenth according to the present taxation. 

Nov. 4. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to receive by indenture from the 

York. sheriff of Cambridge the king's victuals that he will deliver to him, and to 
cause them to be carried with all speed to Kyngeston-on-Hulle, there to be 
delivered to the receiver of the king's victuals. The king has ordered the 
sheriff of Cambridge to deliver the aforesaid victuals to him with all 
speed. 

Nov. 4. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 

York. intermeddle further with the lands of John de Ludham in Wynterton, co. 
Lincoln, and to restore the issues thereof, as it appears by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that he held at his death a moiety of the manor of 
Blunteshale, co. Essex, of the king in chief as of honour of the Peverel by 
the service of half a knight's fee and by doing service at the court of the 
honour of Peverel from month to month, and that he held no other lands 
in chief of the king as of the crown at his death by reason whereof the 
custody of his lands held of other lords ought to pertain to the king, and 
that he held certain tenements in Wynterton, co. Lincoln, of the earl of 
Lincoln by knight service. 

To Robert de Sapy, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands that the aforesaid John held of other lords 
than the king. 

Oct. 6. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

York. to be elected in place of Ralph Baroun, deceased. 

To Robert de Sapy, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 
John de Derwentewatre for homage for the manors of Talentire, Castel- 
rigg", and the island of Wythholm, co. Cumberland, which he holds of 
the king as of the honour of Cokermuth, as the king has taken his 
homage. 

Nov. 7. To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay, out of the ferm of the city, 

York. Qd. a day to the keeper of the king's leopard in the Tower for the main- 
tenance of the leopard, and \\d. a day for his own wages from Michaelmas 
last until further orders. 



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25 



1318. Membrane 25 — cont. 

Nov. 7. To Matthew Broun, keeper of the lands of Robert de Wylughby, tenant 

York. in chief. Order to pay to Nicholas Malemeyns 10 marks of yearly rent 
from the manors of Scryvelby and Toynton for the time that they have been 
in his hands, and to continue to pay the same so long as they remain in his 
hands, as it was lately found by an inquisition taken by Master John 
Walewayn, late escheator beyond Trent, that the aforesaid Robert granted 
to the said Nicholas, four years and more before his death, by his deed, the 
aforesaid rent from the above manors, to be received at Toynton, and that 
Nicholas was seized thereof and that he received the same peacefully 
until Robert's death, by which inquisition it was found that the manors are 
not held of the king in chief, but that the manor of Toynton is held of the 
earl of Lincoln by the service of a pair of gilt spurs or 6d. yearly, and that 
it is worth in all issues 43/. 14^. lOd., and that the manor of Scryvelby is 
held of Thomas de Wilghby by the service of a mewed sparrowhawk yearly, 
and that it is worth 27s. 9d. yearly ; whereupon the king ordered Roger 
Damory, then keeper of Robert's lands, to pay the said yearly rent to 
Nicholas for the time of his custody. 

Oct. 6. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 

York. to John Breton and Alice his wife, late the wife of John de Loudham, a 

third of a moiety of the manor of Blunteshale, co. Essex, which the king 
has assigned to her as dower of the said moiety, which is held of the king 
in chief as of the honour of Peverel, the moiety being of the yearly value 
of 7/. 17s. 8d. 

To the aforesaid John and Alice. Order to keep safely John son and 
heir of the aforesaid John de Loudham, tenant in chief as of the honour 
aforesaid by knight service, whose marriage pertains to the king for that 
reason, so that they may answer for his body to the king. 

Nov. 7. To Simon de Driby. Order to deliver to the prior and brethren of the 

York. hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England a mill and other tenements in 
Grimesby, with the issues received therefrom by him from the time of the 
death of Margaret, late queen of England, when they were committed to 
Simon by the king, as the king is given to understand that the. mill and 
tenements belonged to the Templars, whose lands in this realm were 
rendered to the aforesaid prior and brethren by the king in accordance 
with the pope's ordinance. By K. and C. 



Membrane 24. 

Oct. 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to 

York. Eleanor, late the wife of Henry de Percy, out of her ferm of 400/. yearly 

for the custody of two-thirds of his lands in co. York, two parts of 10 marks 
yearly from the time when she received the custody, the king having 
ordered her to pay 10 marks yearly to Robert de Walton, chaplain, for the 
wages, robe, candle, and maintenance from the manor of Wetherby, co. 
York, granted to him by brother Robert de Turvill, late master of the order 
of the Temple in England. 

Oct. 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 

Burstwick. aforesaid Eleanor 113«. Ad. yearly from 28 July, in the 10th year of the 
king's reign, for so long as she has the custody of her husband's lands as 
aforesaid, for her dower of 17/. of rent in Leqenfeld and Ergom near Leqen- 
feld, which she sued for before the justices of the Bench against Agnes de 
Percy as her dower of her husband's tenements in those towns, in which 
suit Agnes asserted that she held the said rent for the term of her life by 



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1318. Membrane 24 — cont. 

Henr/s gift, and she pi-offered his deed containing a clause of warranty, 
and vouched to warranty Henry his son and heir, a minor in the king's cus- 
tody ; and afterwards, at Eleanor's prosecution that the justices had super- 
seded the suit on this account, the king ordered them to do justice to 
Eleanor concerning her dower notwithstanding this allegation ; by reason 
whereof, and because it was testified in the king's court that the king had in 
his hands sufficient of the heir's inheritance in the county of York, it was 
considered that Agnes should hold in peace and that Eleanor should have 
tlie value of her dower aforesaid from tlie heir's land in the king's hands, as 
appears by the record and process of the suit, which the king caused to 
come before him ; and afterwards, because the king was given to understand 
that the sheriff of York had delivered certain of the heir's tenements to 
Eleanor for her aforesaid dower by virtue of the writ of judgment directed 
to him, the king ordered him to certify him concerning this matter ; and 
the sheriff returned that he had, by virtue of a writ of judgment under the 
testimony ofWilliam de Bereford, chief justice of the Bench, delivered to 
Eleanor, on 28 July aforesaid, lands of the said heir in Kirkelevyngton, co. 
York, to the value of a third of the said 17/. of yearly rent; whereupon 
Eleanor prayed the king to allow her this sum out of her ferm of 400/. for 
the custody of her husband's land beyond her dower in co. York, as the said 
lands in Kirkelevyngton were committed to her with the other lands of her 
husband beyond her dower. 

Nov. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Thomas, 

York. bishop of Worcester, and his successors to have return of all writs, 
pleas of namiu?n vetittun touching the bis'nop and his men, the chattels of 
felons and fugitives, and fines and amercements of all his men and tenants, 
and estreats of the exchequer whereby tlie chattels, fines and amercements 
may be levied by him and his successors and their bailiffs and ministers for 
their use, according to the king's charter granting the above to Walter 
Reginaldi, archbishop of Canterbury, when bishop of Worcester. 

Not. 10. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 

York. intermeddle further with the lands of Walter de Molesworth, and to re^tore 
the issues thereof, except the manor of Potteresherdwyk, which William 
acquired together with Katherine his wife from William de Cantebrigg', 
who held it of the king in chief as of the honour of Huntyngdon, without 
the king's licence, as it appears by inquisition taken by the escheator that he 
held nothing in chief of the king at his death whereby the custody of his 
lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To J. bishop of Winchester, principal collector of the tenth of the clergy 
granted by the pope to the king. Order to pay to Thomas, earl of Norfolk, 
the king's brother, 200/. out of the money of the tenth in the diocese of 
Durham, in part payment of 500/. that the king promised to give him for 
the stay of Edward de Baillol in his company by the king's order. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To Master Rigaud de Asserio, canon of Orleans, nuncio and commisary 
of the pope. Order to supersede entirely the exaction of a year's fruits of 
priories in this realm when they happen to be void, and to revoke any sen- 
tences made by him on this account, and to restore anything that may have 
been collected or levied in this belialf by him and his ministers, as grievous 
complaint has been made by the earls, barons, and magnates of the realm in 
the parliament at York that he exacts a year's fruits or the value thereof 
upon voidance from priories of their patronage, and in which regular obser- 
vance exists, divine services are continuously celebrated, and divers works 
of charity are done for the health of the souls of the funoders, the custody 
whereof pertains to them in time of voidance, and that he exercises grievous 



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1318. Membrane 24 — cont. 

censures against the convents of the said priories on this account ; for which 
the patrons prayed the king to provide remedy ; wherefore the king, having 
deliberated with his council, issues this order, because it is found that the 
exaction redounds not only to the prejudice of the patrons aforesaid, but also 
to the depression and wasting of their priories, especially as the burdens in- 
cumbent upon the priories do not cease during voidance, such as divine 
services, hospitality, alms, and other works of charity, which could not be 
continued if iVIaster Rigaud collected such fruits. By the whole C. 

Nov. 12. To W. archbishop of York. Order to pay to John de Segrave 120 marks 

York. from the 12t^. in the mark granted to the king by the clergy of the province 
of York in aid of the Scotch war collected by the abbot of St. Mary's 
York and in his custody, in part payment of the 500Z. still owing to him of 
the 1000/. granted to him by the king in aid of his ransom from the 
Scotch rebels, by whom he was lately captured whilst in the king's service. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 
Vacated, becattse it was restored and he had an assignment else- 
where. 

To the chamberlain of Kaernarvan. Order to pay to Nicholas de Derne- 
ford, master of the king's works in the castle of Beaumaris in Angleseye, 
the arrears of his wages from the time of the chamberlain's appointment, 
and to continue paying the same so long aa Nicholas holds his office, the 
king having, on 18 May, in the 9th year of his reign, granted that he 
should receive 12c?. a day from the chamberlain of Kaernarvan during the 
king's pleasure and his good behaviour, in consideration of his good ser- 
vices about the works of the castle. 

Nov. 10. To L. bishop of Durham. Order to admit the king's clerk Manser 

York. Marmyon to the church of Langneuton, in his diocese, whom the king 
presented to him for that church, which pertained to the king's gift by 
reason of the voidance of the see, notwithstanding the king's late order to 
supersede the delivery of the church to Manser until the king should be 
informed concerning certain ditficulties in the matter, as Manser has given 
the king to understand, by his petition before the king and his council, that 
he declared sufficiently the king's right in this behalf before the bishop, and 
that the bishop has delayed admitting and inducing him under pretext of 
the above order. By pet. of C. [9982.] 

Nov. 12. To John de Foxle and his fellows, justices to take assizes in co. Devon. 

York. Order not to molest John de Sully by reason of his non-prosecution of a 

jury of 24 knights arramed before them by him against John Durnel to 
convict the jurors of an assize of novel disseisin between them summoned 
and taken before the justices at Exeter concerning a tenement in Assa 
Keigny, wherein John de Sully complained that the jurors had made a false 
oath, the said John de Sully having been adjudged to the king's prison at 
Exeter before the justices for not prosecuting the aforesaid jury, as the 
king has pardoned him the imprisonment and what pertains to him for not 
prosecuting the jury : provided that by reason of this pardon prejudice do 
not arise to John Durnel. 

Nov. 12. To Master Eichard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause in- 
York. quisition to be made whether 40 acres of land in Corseley acquired by John 
de Kingeston from James Huseye, a messuage, a carucate of land and 20s. 
of yearly rent in the same town acquii-ed by Henry Storemy, the younger, 
from Margaret Sturmy, and a messuage, a carucate of land, and 30*. of 
yearly rent in the same town acquired by Robert de Lucy from Hubert 
Huseye are held of the king in chief, and whether John, Henry, and Robert 
acquired them in fee to themselves and their heirs, as it is said, and if so, 



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1318. Membrane 24 — cont. 

to take the aforesaid lands into the king's hands, and to deliver them to 
John Gitfard of Brymesfeld, to be held by him until the said John, Henry, 
and Robert have made fine with the king for the above trespasses. The 
king has given their fines to John Giffard, in consideration of his good 
service to the king. 

By K. on the information of Master Thomas de Cherleton. 

Nov. 11. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to make account 

York. -with the king's clerk Richard de Mustlewyk, late chamberlain of South 
Wales, of the expenses incurred by him in repairing the king's castles and 
other buildings in his bailiwick, as he has given the king to understand that 
he laid out divers sums of money upon such repairs in the time when 
William Martyn and Maurice de Berkele were justices of those parts by 
their order, and to allow him such sums in his account. By C. 



Membrane 23. 

Nov. 6. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to make 

York. partition of the manor of Alet, and to cause Michael Duraunt and Eleanor 
his wife, daughter of Walter son and heir of John de Alet, to have seisin 
of half of the same as her purparty of the manor, as it appears by inquisi- 
tion taken by Master John Walewayn, late escheator beyond Trent, that 
John de Alet granted the manor to Serlo de Nansladron during John's 
life, by virtue of which grant Serlo was seized thereof until John's death, 
and that after John's death the aforesaid Walter entered the manor, and 
that Serlo forthwith ejected him, and that the manor came to the king's 
hands upon Serlo's death by reason of the minority of Walter's heirs, by 
which inquisition it was found that the manor is held of the king in chief 
by knight service, and that the said Eleanor and Margery, daughters of 
Walter, are his nearest heirs, as the said Eleanor proved her age before the 
late escheator, and the king took Michael's fealty for her purparty, the 
king having ordered the late escheator to make partition as above, but he 
was amoved from office before he could do so. 

Nov. 13. To the sherifE of Northampton. Order to pay to John de Feuwik 

York. 20 marks for Martinmas term last, the king having granted him, for his 
good service, 40 marks yearly from the issues of that county, to be received 
from the sheriff at Martinmas and Whitsuntide. 

Nov. 12. ■ To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Thomas, 
York. bishop of Worcester, of the tenth granted to the king by the clergy of 
the province of Canterbury between 19 April, in the 10th year of the king's 
reign, until 20 November, in the 11th year, when the temporalities of the 
bishopric were in the king's hands upon the death of Walter, late bishop, 
the king having taken the fealty of Thomas on the latter date, and restored 
the temporalities to him. 

Nov. 18. To the same. Order to allow to Robert de Cliderhou, late escheator this 

York. side Trent, his fee from 19 February, in the 8th year of the king's reign, 

when the king committed the above office to him, until 27 September, in 

the 10th year, when he was amoved from that office, such as has been 

usually allowed hitherto to others for that office. 

Nov. 15. To Stephen de Abyndon, the king's butler. Order to pay to Gerard 

York. Frespayn, merchant of Gascony, 40rf. for each of the 30 tuns of wine pur- 
veyed by the butler in the port of Southampton above the price at which 



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13.18. Membrane 23 — cont. 

Stephen purveyed them, as, upon Gerard's complaint that Stephen had 
purveyed them at a smaller price thau he could have sold them for else- 
where, it was ordained by J. bishop of Ely, then the king's treasurer, and 
by others of the king's council at Notyngham that Stephen should pay 
Gerard AOd. more for each tun, which Stephen has not yet done. 

Nov. 18, To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Whereas the prior of Lewes lately 

York. made brt)ther James de Cusancia prior of Priterwell, and the king received 
his fealty and restored the temporalities to him, and upon the complaint of 
brother William le Avernaz, monk of the order of Cluny, asserting that 
he had been instituted prior thereof, that James had despoiled him of the 
priory, the king ordered Master John Walewayn, then escheator beyond 
Trent, to summon James to appear in chancery to show cause why the 
temporalities of the priory ought not to be restored to William, and after- 
wards, upon James's complaint that, pending the day fixed for his appear- 
ance in chancery, William had entered the priory with a force of armed 
men, the king ordered Master Richard de Clare, the present escheator 
beyond Trent, to take the priory into the king's hands, and to summon 
William and James to appear in chancery on the morrow of the Assumption 
last to prove their right and to do what the court should consider ; on 
wliich day William appeared before the king at Notyngham, and renounced 
in the presence of the king and the prior of Lewes all right in the priory ; 
whereupon the king ordered the escheator to deliver the priory to James ; 
and the king now learns that William, notwithstanding the premises, draws 
James in plga before the archbishop in court Christian : wherefore the 
king signiiies to the archbishop what was done in his presence, so that the 
archbishop may proceed circumspectly in this matter. By K. 

Nov. 20. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Because it wag 

York. lately found by an inquisition taken by Master John Walewayn, then 
escheator beyond Trent, that William de Lodelowe held nothing in chief at 
his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands should pertain to the 
king, except the manor of Hodenet, which is held in chief of the king as of 
the honour of Montgomery by serjeanty and by the service of being 
steward of the honour, whereof Matilda, late the wife of William, was 
enfeofied jointly with him by the late king's licence and by fine levied in 
his court, and whereof she continued her joint seisin until his death, the 
king ordered the aforesaid John not to intermeddle further with William's 
lands in his bailiwick ; and although afterwards the escheator, because he 
was given to understand that William held at his death 100 acres of wood 
and 10/. of yearly rent in Markeleye, co. Hereford, by knight service as of 
the crown, by reason whereof it was believed that the custody of his laads 
ought to pertain to the king by reason of his prerogative, resumed his lands 
into the king's hands, and the king cau.sed dower of the lands so resumed 
into his hands to be assigned to William Wyn and Matilda his wife, late 
the wife of the aforesaid William de Lodelowe : the king now orders the 
escheator not to intermeddle further with the lands thus resumed into his 
bands, and to restore the issues thereof from the time of the resumption, as 
the said matter for retaining the custody on his hands is not sufficiently 
declared. 

Nov. 21. To the bailiffs of Penreth. Order to restore the king's demesnes of 

York. Penreth to the men who held them previously, to be held at the old rent of 
\2d. an acre yearly, as they have shewn to the king by their petition that 
they used to hold the lands at this rent, and that certain of the king's 
bailiffs of that town afterwards increased the rent to 2Qd. an acre, on which 
account the tenants left the land, which now lies fallow and uncultivated. 

By pet. of C. 



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Nov. 24. Robert de Kellesey and Thomas de de {sic) Mathefen ' Roberdeaman of 

York. Kelesey,' in the king's prison of Ravenesrode for the death of Thomas de 

Thrumden of ' Norway,' have letters to the sherift" of York to bail them 

until the first assize. 

Nov. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 

York. earls, barons, and all others who were engaged in the duchy [of Aquitaine") 

during the war between the late king and the king of France of the eleventh 

and tenth granted to the late king by the community of the realm, as the 

king has pardoned them the same. By K. 

. [Fcedera.^ 

Nov. 25. To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Request that he will convoke the 

York. prelates and clergy of his province to assemble before him at London on the 
morrow of the Purification to treat and consent to a subsidy to the king, 
who has undertaken in parliament at York to be at Newcastle in the 
octaves of Holy Trinity to set out against the Scotch rebels, the archbishop 
of York having, in answer to the king's request for a subsidy, put him in 
good hope, for which purpose he will convoke the clergy of his province at 
York in the octaves of St. Hilary, the prelates of the province of Canter- 
bury who were then pi-esent having answered that they could not grant a 
subsidy without the archbishop and convocation. The king has ordered 
the abbots and other exempt religious of his province to come to the 
archbishop at the said day and place to treat and consent to the subsidy, 
and he will send to the archbishop at that day and place certain of his 
subjects to promote the matter together with the archbishop. The arch- 
bishop is to certify the king of wbat steps he takes in this matter. 
[Feeder a ; Pari. Writs.'] By K. and C. 

Nov. 26. To Ralph de CrophuU, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause dower 

York. to be assigned to Alice, late the wife of Walter son of Peter atte See, 
tenant in chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's 
licence. 

To the same. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Isabella, late the 
wife of Nicholas de Surteys, tenant in chief, as she has taken oath before 
the king not to marry without his licence. 

Nov. 27. To Warin de Insula, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to repair 

York. the houses, tower, walls, and bridges of the castle, with the stable and wall 

of the king's garden without the castle, and the houses and walls of the 

manor of Kenyngton with the palings and wall about the park, by the 

view and testimony of the viewer of the king's works. 

To the same. Order to pay to Roger de Wyndesore, porter of both 
gates of the aforesaid castle, Ad. a day ; to Roger de Wyndesore, one of the 
viewers of the king's works, 2d. a day ; to Alexander le Peyntour, another 
viewer of the king's works, 2d. a day ; to four watchmen of the castle, 
2d. a day each ; to Adam, the gardener of the king's garden without the 
castle, 2\d. a day : being their wages and stipends, from Michaelmas last 
until next Michaelmas. 

Nov. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to pay certain 
York. merchants of Gascony, before others, what is due to them according to the 
information of Master John Walewayn, the late treasurer, for wines bought 
from them to the value of 1,555Z., John having appointed them to receive 
the money at the exchequer in three weeks from Michaelmas last, which 
money they have not yet been paid. 

To Ralph de CrophuU, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause dower 
to be assigned to Alan de Cherleton and Ellen his -wife, late the wife of 
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1318. Membrane 23 — cont. 

Nov. 27. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allow- 
York. ance to be made to Roger Damory, late keeper of the castle and honour of 
Knaresburgh, for the wages and costs of six men-at-arms and eighteen foot- 
men, if they find by inquisition or otherwise that he retained these men in 
the castle from Easter, in the 11th year of the king's reign, until Whitsun- 
tide following, as he asserts that he did, for fear of the Scotch rebels in 
those parts, in addition to the ten men-at-arms and thirty footmen, which 
the king, on 6 March, in the 11th year of his reign, ordered him to retain 
in the castle at the king's wages. 

By K. on the information of Roger de Northburgh. 
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 
aforesaid Roger the costs expended by him by the view of William Bren- 
hand of Knaresburgh and Robert son of Thomas de [* Knaresburgh, viewers 
of the king's works] at the castle, upon the repair of a wall of the castle 
that had fallen down, which the king order him to repair out of his ferm. 
By K. on the information of Roger de Northburgh. 



Mbubranb 22. 

Nov. 26. To Ralph de Crophull, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
York. Robert de Hilton, the younger, and Margaret his wife, late the wife of 
John de Wygeton, tenant in chief, whom Robert has married by the king's 
licence, a third of the wood and moor of Blackhale, which third is of the 
yearly value of 3s., the king having, on 1 September, in the 9th year of his 
reign, assigned to Margaret the manor of Staynton, of the yearly value of 
11. 9s. Od., the chief messuage of the hamlet of Ulveton with curtilage, of the 
yearly value of \2d., 44 acres of laud there, of the yearly value of 29s. 4d., 
19 acres of meadow there, of the yearly value of 19s.; a pound of cumin 
there to be received from the hands of Richard Nally, of the yearly value 
of Zd. ; a mill at Kirkebride, of the yearly value of 20s. ; a moiety of the 
mill of Wygeton, of the yearly value of 10/. ; and a third of the wood and 
moor of Blackhale ; and 10/. Os. 4:d. of yearly rent from the following tenants, 
•with their services : in the hamlet of Ulveton from John de Raghton 4s. ; 
from Walter de Ulveton, 4s. ; from Adam son of Walter, 10s. ; from Roger 
de Wilton, 6rf. ; from Michael son of Geoffrey, 12c?. ; from Adam son of 
William, 10s. ; from Adam Maure, 10c?. ; from Thomas son of Thomas, 2s.; 
from 28 tenants of 200 acres of land in the hamlet of Ulveton and Kirke- 
bride, 8/. ; and in Wygeton from Gilbert atte Gate {ad Portam), 8s. ; 
which the king ordered Robert de Clyderhou, then escheator this side 
Trent, to deliver to Margaret : as Margaret has not yet received seisin of 
the third of the wood and moor of Blackhale. 

Nov. 24. To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to obey and be intendent to the chan- 
York. cellor of the university of Oxford in what pertains to the cognisance or 
punishment of trespasses within the town of Oxford and the suburbs of the 
same committed upon scholars or clerks or by scholars and clerks upon 
others, notwithstanding the privileges of the Friars Preachers there, the 
chancellor and university having shewn by their petition before the king 
and his council in the parliament of York that whereas the chancellor has 
cognisance of all such trespasses, except trespasses of death and maiming, 
bv the charters of the king's progenitors, and the chancellor ought to main- 
tain the king's peace there as the king's minister, as he and his predecessors 
have been wont to have and to do, the Friars Preachers dwelling there will 
not permit themselves to be justicedby the chancellor for trespasses com- 
mitted by them, pretending that they ought to be free and exempt from 

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his jurisdiction by papal privileges, by reason whereof frequent tumults 
and contentions arise in the university, wherefore the chancellor and univer- 
sity have besought the king to provide a remedy ; for which reason the 
king issues this order, as he considers that what pertains to his temporal 
jurisdiction ought not to be and cannot be diminished or abolished by papal 
privileges. By pet. of C. 

The like to the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Oxford. 

Nov. 16. To Henry le Scrop, chief justice. Order to do as other justices have 
York. done heretofore concerning the office of proclaimer before the chief justice 
in the Bench, as Philip de Melton has shewn by his petition before the 
king and his council that whereas the chief justices of the king and of his 
progenitors to hold pleas before the king were wont to give the office of 
proclaimer to one of their servants, and Philip held that office by grant 
from Roger le Brabazon, late chief justice, he is now amoved from oifice ; 
wherefore he has prayed the king for remedy. By pet. of C. 

Nov. 26. To Ralph de Crophull, escheator this side Trent. The king on 
York. 7 November, in the 11th year of his reign, took the homage of Gilbert de 
Aton, kinsman and heir of William de Vescy, the elder, for the lands that 
William de Vescy of Kildare held in chief of the king at his death, which 
ought to remain to the right heir of the said William de Vescy, the elder, 
because William de Vescy of Kildare died without an heir, and the king 
rendered the lands to Gilbert and ordered them to be delivered to him ; 
and afterwards the king, because he was given to understand that Robert 
de Sapy, late escheator this side Trent, delayed delivering to Gilbert the 
manor of Malton, which is of the inheritance aforesaid, ordered the said 
Robert to cause Gilbert to have seisin of that manor together with the 
issues thereof from 7 November, and Robert gave the king to understand 
that he had been to the manor in person and that he could not deliver 
seisin thereof to Gilbert on account of the resistance of Robert son of 
Richard Courcy and others unknown; whereupon the king ordered Robert 
to go in person to the manor and to cause Gilbert to have seisin thereof in 
accordance with the former order, and, if the said Robert son of Richard 
or others should resist him in executing this order, then he should take 
with him the sheriff of York and the posse of the county and should 
attach and imprison them until further orders ; and although at the suit of 
Joan Comyn, who held the manor at the king's will, the king ordered the 
execution of the above order to be superseded until the next parliament, he 
now orders the escheator to cause Gilbert to have seisin of the manor to- 
gether with the issues thereof from the aforesaid 7 November, notwith- 
standing the order to supersede the execution of the previous order, and to 
attach and imprison the aforesaid Robert son of Richard or others wlio 
shall resist the execution of this order, taking with him for this purpose 
the sheriff of York and the: posse of the county, and to certify the king of 
his proceedings. The king has ordered the sheriff to intend to the execu 
tion of tlie premises together with the escheator. By pet. of C. 

Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff of York. 

Nov. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to call before 
York. them Walter, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, and to inspect the rolls and 
memoranda of the exchequer, and if they find thereby that the abbot of 
Seleby paid 1,125 marks to the king or others by the king's order, in part 
payment of 1 ,800 murks that his predecessor acknowledged in the late 
king's exchequer that he owed to the aforesaid bishop, and that the 
balance was paid to the bishop, then to cause the aforesaid recognisance to 
be cancelled and to cause the obligation to be restored to the abbot, as the 
abbot has shewn the king that his predecessor paid the aforesaid 1,125 



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1318. Mejnbrane 22 — conl. 

marks to the king and his merchants when the bishop's lands and debts 
were in the king's hands, and that he afterwards paid the balance to the 
bishop, as appears by the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer and by 
the bishop's letters of acquittance for the balance, and that the bishop 
nevertheless refuses to restore the obligation to the abbot and to cancel the 
recognisance, and threatens to extort from the abbot the money thus paid 
to the king. 

Nov. 29. To the chancellor of Ireland. Order to cause to be assigned to Thomas 
York. de Fournivall', the younger, and Joan his wife, daughter and co-heiress of 
Theobald de Verdoun, tenant in chief, her purparty of two parts of her 
father's lands, knights' fees, and advowsons in Jreland as esnecy of her in- 
heritance, as she has proved her age before Master John Walewayn, late 
escheator beyond Trent, and the king has taken fealty of Thomas for her 
purparty and has restored to them the purparty in England. 

To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to the aforesaid Thomas and Joan the following of the said Theobald's 
knights' fees, which the king has assigned to them as Joan's purparty of 
two-thirds of her father's knights' fees in the escheator's bailiwick : a 
moiety of a fee in Fornwerk, co. Stafford, which John de Verdon holds, 
of the yearly value of 100*. ; a fee in Herteshorn, in the same county, 
which John de Sherthales and the heirs of Robert Faruham hold, of the 
yearly value of 10 marks; a moiety of a fee in Neuhall, in the same 
county, which the heirs of Robert la Warde hold, of the yearly value of 
10 marks ; a fee in Crakmersh and Creyghton, in the same county, which 
Walter de Verdon and Philip de Baryngton hold, of the yearly value of 
20 marks; a ice in Northbur[y], in the same county, of the yearly value 
of 10 marks ; a moiety of a fee in Overheiton, co. Salop, which Robert 
Broun holds, of the yearly value of 40s. ; a fee in Sutton and Wychecote, 
in the same county, which John de Hanlo and Robert Broun hold, of the 
yearly value of 41.; a moiety of a fee in Russhebury, in the same county, 
which John de Hanlo holds, of the yearly value of 40s. ; a fee in Hornton 
and Hornleye, CO. Warwick, which Richard de Sutton holds, of the yearly 
value of lOOs. ; a fee in Dorsyngton, in the same county, which Henry de 
Praiers holds, of the yearly value of 100*. ; 1| fees in Burton, in the same 
county, which Robert de Verdon holds, of the yearly value of 40*. 

Nov. 20. To J. bishop of Winchester, principal collector of the tenth imposed 
York. upon the clergy by the pope for the king's use. Whereas the king owed 
1 709/. 7.<i. 2^d. sterhng to the following merchants : Vitalis de Cassallo 
and Bernard de la Toure, 125/. Is. 9d. ; Arnald Motoun and Peter de For- 
tune, 59/. 18*. 4c?.; Arnald Fospey, 317/. 9*. 4d. ; Gregory Blaunk, 
270/. 12*. 8d. ; Peter de Cayron and Peter de Castelloun, 106/. 19*. lOd., for 
wines bought from them in January, March, May, and July, in the 10th 
year of his reign ; and to Gregory Blaunk, 211/. 18*. Od. ; Peter Micol, 
35/. 18*. 8d. ; William Bondel, 36/. 5*. 8^d. ; Auger de Tosse, 51/. 12*. Od. ; 
Reymund le Markander, 51/. 18*. Od.; Vitalis Grymbaud and Arnakl 
Reymundi Ayken, 42/. 11*. 5d.; John de la Toure, William Arnaldi 
de Portau, Arnald de Luk', and John de Ruefraunk, 173/. 19*. 4rf., 
for wines bought from them in July, in the 11th year of the king's reign ; 
and to Poncius Guicardi. 140/. 8*. 6d., for wines bought from him by 
Stephen de Abyndon, the king's butler, at Boston in August then next 
following; and to Arnald del Escuser, 84/. 12*. lOrf., for wines bought 
from the said merchants in July aforesaid : as appears by four bills under 
the seal of Roger de Northbu[r]gh, keeper of the wardrobe ; and the afore- 
said merchants and the following merchants Gaillard Gobel, Peter del 
Cosyn, John del Cosyn, Peter Massang', Gaillard de Garembal, Garsias de 
Lomynhou, John Dousynghon, Amanieu de Besson, Vit[alis] de la Seube, 

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and Reymuud Guillelmi de Costera have promised to provide before Easter 
last * for the king's use 300 tuns of wine, each tun at 6 marks, and the king 
has granted them 400 marks to be divided amongst them at their discretion 
in recompence for the losses incurred by the first-named merchants by the 
delay in payment of the said 1,709/. Ts. 2^d., and for the good service that 
the aforesaid merchants will do to him in providing the aforesaid 300 tuns ; 
and the king, wishing to satisfy them for the aforesaid 1,709/. 7^. 2^d. 
and 400 marks and for 1,800 marks, the value of the aforesaid 300 tuns, 
has granted that they shall receive 3,176/. Os. 6^rf. from the first term of 
the payment of the aforesaid tenth in the dioceses of Canterbury, Bath and 
Wells, Exeter, Worcester, Hereford, Coventry and Lichfield, Llandaff, 
Bangor, St. Asaph, York, Durham, Carlisle, and St. Davids, and has 
ordered the aforesaid bishop to pay them that sum accordingly ; and the 
merchants have given the king to understand that the bishop was unable to 
pay them the money out of the first term by reason of divers of the king's 
orders directed to him to pay certain sums of money thence to other per- 
sons notwithstanding any previous assignments, and they have besought 
the king to help them in this matter : wherefore the king now orders the 
bishop to pay them the arrears of the aforesaid sums out of the second 
term of payment of the tenth, notwithstanding any orders from the king 
sent to him or to be sent to him hereafter, receiving from them the king's 
letters patent in their possession and their letters of acquittance. By K. 

Nov. 27. To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
York. elected in place of John Daperdeley, whom the king has amoved from 
ofiice for insufficient qualification. 

Nov. 30. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to assay and test 

York. {temptare) the king's money of his dies (cuneis) in the bishopric of Durham 
and in the liberty of St. Edmund, and to do further what shall be just and 
what has been done at other times, as the money of the bishopric and 
liberty was not assayed and tested in the late king's time, nor in the present 
king's time. By C. 

Membrane 21. 

Nov. 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king lately 

York. assigned to Matilda, late the wife of Gilbert, earl of Gloucester and 
Hertford, the manor of Fakenhamdam, of the yearly value of 57/. 16«. l\d., 
and 65«. Id. of yearly rent from the manor of Causton, and the advowson 
of the church of Causton, as her dower of the manors of Aylesham, 
Fakenhamdam, and Causton, co. Norfolk, and of the advowsons of the 
churches of Causton, Fakenhamdam, and Podyngnorton, which the earl 
had of the king's gift ; and the king afterwards, because he had granted 
the manors and advowsons to David de Strabolgy, earl of Athole, and 
because Matilda was pregnant, and because he believed that the wardship 
of the earl's lands would long remain in his hands, ordered the manor of 
Fakenhamdam, and the 65«. \d. of rent, and the advowson of the church 
of Causton to be restored to the said David, and in recompence therefor he 
assigned to the countess the manor of Honeden, co. Suffolk, and the 
advowson of the church of Donemowe as her dower, together with other 
lands of the said Gilbert ; and the king afterwards took the homage of 
Hugh le Despenser, the younger, who had married Eleanor, the eldest sister 
and co-heiress of Gilbert, and the fealty of Hugh Daudele, the younger, 
who had married Margaret, the second sister and co-heiress, and of Roger 
Dammory, who had married Elizabeth, the third sister and co -heiress, for 

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all the lands that Gilbert held in chief at his death, and rendered to them 
the said manor of Honeden and the advowson of the church of Donemowe, 
together with Gilbert's other lands ; whereupon the countess prayed the 
king to do her justice concerning her previous dower, and he thereupon 
ordered Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent, to summon 
David to appear in chancery on Friday after St. Nicholas last, to show 
cause why the manor of Fakenhamdam, and 65*. Id. of yearly rent, and the 
advowson of the church of Causton should not be restored to the countess 
as her dower ; upon which day David failed to appear, whereupon the king 
assigned to the countess a third of the said manors and the advowson of 
the church of Causton ; and David has petitioned the king in parliament 
to satisfy the countess for her dower assigned in the said manors, because 
the king granted the manors of Aylesham, Causton, and Fakenhamdam to 
him to hold until the land of Scotland return to the king's subjection, and 
until David should possess in peace his lands in Scotland, as appears by 
the king's letters patent : wherefore the king orders tlie treasurer and 
barons to treat with the countess for compensation (grato) to be made to 
her for her dower elsewhere from the king's lands and advowsons, and 
when they have made such compensation to her and have her consent 
thereto, to certify the king under the exchequer seal, so that the king may 
assign to her such lands or advowsons as her dower, and that he may 
restore to David those that she now holds in dower in the manors of 
Aylesham, Fakenhamdam, and Causton. By K. and pet. of C. 

Dec. 4. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to desist 

York. from exactiug the issues of the priory of Grace Dieu from the prioress for 
the time of voidance, and from distraining her for the same, and to permit 
her to have such issues, and to restore to her any of such issues that he 
may have levied, as it was found by an inquisition taken by him, by the 
king's order issued at the complaint of the prioress, that the escheator 
exacted these issues from her by reason of the minority of the heir of 
Theobald de Vei'don, tenant in chief, to whom the patronage of the priory 
pertained, that the heir ought not to receive any issues from the priory 
during voidance if he were of full age, and that his ancestors, patrons of 
the priory, have not been wont to receive any issues therefrom at times of 
voidance, and have not been wont to intermeddle with the priory at such 
time except to have a man within the priory during voidance in name of 
lordship, carrying in his hand a rod, in order to keep ihe priory from 
barm. 

Dec. 7. To John de Crumbewell, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 

York. who supplies his place. Order to deliver to the prior and convent of 
Carlisle the tithe of the venison taken in the Forest of Inglewode in the 
eleventh and twelfth years of the king's reign, as they and their prede 
cessors have been wont to have such tithe yearly heretofore. 

Dec. 1. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

York. John de Tillebury, son and heir of John de Tillebury, tenant in chief of 
the late king, to have seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age 
before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage. 

Dec. 8. To the sheriifof Bedford and Buckingham. Order to pay to Giles de 

York. Tholos[a], one of the keepers of the king's horses, 301. for the expenses of 
the horses in his custody. 

By K. on the information of Roger de Northburgh. 

Nov. 28. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to assign 

York. to William de Stoke and Matilda his wife, late the wife of John Huse, 
tenant in chief, her dower of 14 marks of rent in Kyngeston Deveril, 
which are held in chief of the king. 

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1318. Membrane 21 — cont. 

Dec. L To the same. Order to cause Richard de Belhous, son and heir of 

York. Thomas de Belhous, tenant in chief of the late king, to have seisin of his 

father's lands, as he proved his age before Master John Walewayn, late 

escheator beyond Trent, and the king has taken his homage. By K. 

Dec. 12. To J. bishop of Winchester, treasurer. Order to make account 

York. (componatis) with W. bishop of Exeter, Humphrey de Bohun, earl of 

Hereford and Essex, and Master John Walewayn for the expenses of 
their journey to parts beyond sea, whither they are going upon the king's 
affairs, they being about to come to London to commence their journey, 
and to pay to the bishop such expenses as he had at another time when in 
parts beyond sea in the king's service, and to pay the earl such wages as 
Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, had when lately in parts beyond sea 
on the king's business, and to pay to Master John such wages as shall seem 
fit to his discretion. 

Dec. 3. To Henry le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 

York. king. Franco de Scoland has shewn the king, by his petition before him 
and his council, that whereas the king lately prorogued the day for 
receiving writs in the eyre of Hervey de Stanton and his fellows, justices 
in CO. Kent, and ordered the justices to cause writs to be received in the 
eyre after the day prefixed by them, notwithstanding the late king's statute 
for prefixing a day for receiving writs and for not receiving them after 
that day, and Franco arramed a jury of twenty-four knights against William 
de Grandi Sono to convict the jurors of an assize of novel disseisin 
summoned between them and taken before the king at Canterbury con- 
cerning a tenement in Horton by the king's writ sued out after the day 
prefixed for receiving writs in the eyre, and received and pleaded by the 
king's order, and derained the tenements by that jury, and the jurors [of 
the assize] were convicted therefore and grievously redeemed against the 
king, the aforesaid William, alleging error in the record and process of the 
jury aforesaid by reason of the aforesaid prorogation and the delivery 
and receipt of the writ de jurata made by the king's order, sues before the 
king to annul the record and process on that account ; wherefore Franco 
has besought the king to provide him with a remedy, especially as the late 
king caused a similar prorogation to be made in divers eyres after the 
issue of the said statute : wherefore the king orders the justices not to 
permit the record to be annulled before them for this sole reason, as it was 
agreed by the king and his council that no record ought to be annulled 
solely by reason of such prorogation by the king's order of the receipt of 
writs in eyre. By pet. of C. 

Dec. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge Roger 

York. de Godlisford of his issues to the value of 60«., which he lost because he 
did not appear before the justices of the Beuch at the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas, in the 10th year of the king's reign, to answer to Philip 
Harneis and others in a writ of champarty, as the king learns upon trust- 
worthy testimony that Roger was engaged in his service at the aforesaid 
quinzaine, the king having, on 2 September, in the said year, granted to 
Roger his protection because he was about to set out for the marches of 
Scotland in the king's service with James Daudele. By p.s. 

Dec. (>. To the same. Order to permit Richard de Insula to hold for life three 

York. bovates of land of the king's demesne lands in Folquardby, co. York, which 
William de Cateby held at one time, the king having granted the same to 
Richard on 8 January, in the 11th year of his reign, for his good service to 
the king and his fiather, rendering therefor to the exchequer the extent 
thereof, as contained in the king's letters patent, which three bovates and 



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appurtenances are extended to 20*. yearly by Eobert de Sapy, late escheator 
this side Trent. 

Dec. 10. To the same. Order to cause satisfaction to be made to Master John 

York. Walewayn for divers provisions made by him when treasurer for the 

expenses of the king's household and otherwise, for which he asserts that 

he has not been satisfied. By K. 

To the same. Order to call before them the executors of the will of 
Anthony, late bishop of Durham and patriarch of Jerusalem, and to inform 
themselves concerning the sums that Master Rigaud de Asserio, the pope's 
nuncio, exacts from the executors for the pope's use, and if they find that 
the niatters do not touch the king so that he ought to defend the executors 
against Rigaud's demands, they are to cause to be amoved any impediment 
that they may have placed in the way of Rigaud's levying the above, and if 
they find that the matter so touches the king that it ought to be superseded 
before Rigaud, they are to certify the king tliereof in tlie next pnrliament 
under the exchequer seal, so that he may cause to be done therein what 
ought to be done, Rigaud having suggested by his petition before the king 
and his council that whereas he called the aforesaid executors before him 
concerning the levy for the pope's use of 1,000 marks that the aforesaid 
bishop bequeathed in aid of the Holy Land, 1,600 marks retained by him of 
the tenth in his diocese imposed by pope Nicholas, 1,200 marks retained by 
him of the tenth imposed by pope Boniface, 1,800 marks retained by him of 
the tenth imposed by pope Clement V., 500 marks of the arrears of procura- 
tions of papal legates in England received by the bishop in his diocese, and 
500 marks for the arrears of the procurations of Sir Gerald and Sir Simon 
Penestrini, formerly legates, likewise received by the bishop in his diocese, 
the aforesaid executors caused the king's prohibition to be sent to Rigaud 
containing tliat the premises so touched the king in divers causes contained 
in the prohibition that Rigaud should not proceed therein without consulting 
the king, wherefore he prayed the king to provide him with a remedy. 

By C. 

Dec. 1. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 

York. to Walter de Sholdon the wood of Teddeswode and 17 marks of yearly rent 
in the town of Markeley, together with the issues thereof from the time 
when they were taken into the king's hands with other lands by reason of 
the ordinances, the king having previously granted the above to Walter, as 
the prelates, earls, barons, and other proceres of the realm assembled in the 
present parliament at York have assented to this order. By K. and C. 

To the same. Like order in favour of the said Walter for the lands of 
Robert de Bruys, the king's enemy, in Totenham. By K. and C, 



Membrane 20. 

Ifov. 24. To Hugh de Audele, keeper of the castle and honour of Montgomery. 

York. Order to permit the men and tenants of the king's manors of Brompton and 
Euston, in the hundred of Chirbury, to hold their lands as of the aforesaid 
manors by the common law of England, and not to distrain them for suit to 
the king's court of Halsetene or to do other Welsh services henceforth, and 
to release any distraints that he may have made upon this account, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by John de Bromfeld, John de Barwe, and 
William de la Hulle that the aforesaid men and tenants and their ancestors 
from time out of mind have held their tenements as above by certain services 
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of Chirbury from three weeks to three weeks like other free tenants of the 
hundred do, and that they answer in the county of Salop like other free 
tenants of the hundred, and that by right they owe no suit to the king's 
court of Halseteneand ought to do no Welsh services. By pet. of C. [9553.] 

Nov. 28. To W. archbishop of York. It is shewn to the king by the petition before 

York. him and his council of the community of the county of York that some 
men of that county maliciously procure the citation of their neighbours 
before the ordinaries of the places to answer before them for adultery or 
fornication or the like offences, concerning which they cannot help them- 
selves by the king's prohibition, although they have not been defamed of 
such offences by the visitation or otherwise, and that if by chance they do, 
not appear at the first day, sentences of excommunication are forthwith 
pronounced against them, and that although they appear at the day of 
citation and make canonical purgation concerning the offences charged upon 
them, they are nevertheless again cited after the lapse of eight days by the 
procuration of their enemies concerning the same offences, notwithstanding 
that they have lawfully purged themselves ; for which they have prayed the 
king to provide a remedy : wherefore the king orders the archbishop to 
cause his ministers to desist from inflicting such oppressions and grievances 
upon any person or persons of that county, conducting himself so in this 
behalf that renewed complaint do not reach the king through his default. 
[Fcedera.^ By pet. of C. [7603.] 

Nov. 25. To the chamberlains of Kaermerdyn. Order to expend up to 100/. in 

York. repairing the houses and other things in the castle of Kaermerdyn, by the 

view and testimony of Roger de Mortuo Mari of Chirk, justice of Wales, 

or of him whom he shall appoint in his place, as the king learns that such 

repairs are urgently needed. By p.s. 

Nov. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit the 

York. burgesses of Newcastle-on-Tyne of 200/. for the ferm of their town for two 

years to come, the king having pardoned them that sum in consideration of 

their great expenses about the custody of that town against the Scotch 

rebels. By K. and C. 

Nov. 28. To the same. Order to acquit the citizens of Carlisle of the ferm of their 

York. city for next year, the king having pardoned them the same in response to 

their petition before him and his council for relief, in which they say that 

they are much charged and vexed in making watch and supporting other 

burdens by reason of the ambushes and incursions of the Scotch rebels. 

By K. and by pet. of C. 

Nov. 29. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 

York. to the abbess and convent of Canonlegh 100/. yearly of land or rent out of the 
wardships first coming to the king's hands, to hold until they have received 
thence 672/. 5s. lO^d., which they lent to the late king by the hands of his 
treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer by the view and testimony of 
David de Servyngton, clerk of the abbess, for which the late king promised 
to satisfy them as speedily as possible, the present king having granted, at 
the request of Gilbert de Clare, late earl of Gloucester and Hertford, that 
100/. yearly of land or rent should be delivered to the abbess and convent 
to hold as above. By K. and pet. of C. [1845, 1846.] 

Nov. 27. To Ralph de Crophill, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- . 

York. meddle further with a third of the manor of Le Hogh in Staunfordham,* 

as it appears by inquisition taken by Robert de Sapy, late escheator this 

side Trent, that William de Soules, in time of peace and when he was in 

the late king's peace, enfeoffed Thomas de Soules, his brother, now deceased 

* The marginal abstract states that the order is for Alice, late the wife of Thomas de 
Soules. 



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and Alice his wife of the aforesaid third part, and that Thomas and Alice 
jointly continued their seisin thereof until the time when Thomas adhered 
to the Scotch rebels, and that the said third was on that account taken into 
the late king's hands, and that it is still in the king's hands, by which 
inquisition it was found that it is held of the fee of Bywell by the service of 
a third of a knight's fee. 

Dec. 4. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 

York. of Jernemuth. Order to pay to the king's yeoman Master Roger la Lar- 
diner QQl. from the is.wes of the custom, in addition to the 100/. that the king 
ordered them to pay him for certain provisions of herrings for the expenses 
of the king's household, in full payment of the expense {in perpacacione 
solucionis) of the aforesaid provisions, notwithstandinc; any orders or assign- 
ments on the issues of the custom previously made by the king. 

By K. on the information of R. de Northburgh. 
Dec. 1. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

York. elected in place of Robert de Wodhull, who has no lands and tenements iu 
that county. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with 
the king's clerk Elias de Jouestou, appointed by the king's council for 
certain affairs of the king in parts beyond sea and this side the sea, for the 
wages and robes that he ought to receive from the king in that office, to 
wit for his wages in parts beyond sea 2s. a day, and in parts on thin side 
the sea I2d. a day, and 40s. yearly for his robes, as appears by a certificate 
made by Roger de Northburgh, keeper of the wardrobe, and to cause him 
to have satisfaction for the arrears thereof. 

Dec. 3. To Warin de Insula, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to permit 

York. the king's Serjeants Gilbert le Boghere and Thomas his brother, whom 
the king is sending to repair the defects of the equipments (attilii) of the 
castle, to enter the castle, and to pay to each of them 4rf. daily from the 
day when they enter the castle for so long as they shall stay therein, and to 
make an indenture with them concerning the day when they enter the 
castle, the time that they stay therein, and the money so paid to them. 

By K. on the information of Roger de Northburgh. 

The like to Edmund Bacun, constable of Walyngford castle. 

Dec. 4. To Peter Bard, bailiff of Sandwich. Order to pay to the king's 

York. Serjeants Master John le Hauberger and Master Adam de Stirkeland, 

fietcher {attiliator), whom the king is sending to divers castles to survey 

the defects of arms and equipment {attilii) therein, 10/. each for their 

expenses in this behalf. 

By K. on the information of Roger de Northburgh. 
To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
distrain John de Hothum, bishop of Ely, for homage for the lands that he 
holds in chief in Bondeby, co. Lincoln, as the king has taken his homage. 

ByK. 
Nov. 27. To Roger de Horsele, constable of Baumburgh castle. Order to acquit 

York. the men of Shoston and Sunderland of the ferm and other charges for the 
lands that they hold of the king's demesne of the castle aforesaid for the 
whole of next year, they having prayed the king for relief by their petition 
before him and his council, whereby they have shewn that they are so 
impoverished on account of the robberies and fires inflicted upon them by 
the Scotch rebels, that they are unable to till the said lands or to pay the 
ferms due to the king, or to support the other burdens upon the said lands. 

By K. and C. 

Nov. 26. To Roger de Horsle, constable of Baumburgh castle. Order to acquit 

York. Sampson de Mulften of 73*. 2d, for next year for his ferm due to the castle 



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for the manor of Mulfen, as he has shewn the king by his petition that he 
is unable to pay the ferm on account of the robberies and fires inflicted 
upon him by the Scotch rebels. By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to acquit the aforesaid 
Sampson of the ferm of 30*. for next year for the aforesaid manor, -which 
he owes to the king by the hands of the sheriff, as he has shewn that he is 
unable to pay the ferm for the above reasons. By K. 

Nov. 27. To Roger de Horsele, constable of Baumburgh castle. Order to acquit 

York. the men of Shoston and Sunderland of the rent (logiagio) for the places 
(placets) in the castle wherein they constructed lodgings (logeas) when 
they fled to the castle on account of the burning of their houses and 
buildings by the Scotch rebels, and on account of their frequent attacks, 
for which lodgment the constable exacts great sums from them, they 
having prayed the king, by their petition, to acquit them thereof. 

By K. and C. [1652.] 

Dec. 5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Ralph 

York. Basset of Drayton of 30/., in which he made fine to have licence to 
acquire in fee the manor of Radeclive-on-Sore (Sora??i), and of 10 marks, 
in which he made fine to acquire in fee the manor of Grettewell, which 
manors are held of the king in chief, the king having pardoned him these 
sums for his good service, with the consent of the prelates, proceres, and 
community of the realm assembled in the present parliament at York. 

By K. and C. 

Nov. 26. To the same. Order to acquit the burgesses of the town of Baumburgh 

York. of 26 marks, their ferm for the following year, and of 6 marks, the arrears 
of the ferm for last year, which the king has pardoned them in response to 
their petition before him and his council in parliament, setting out that 
they are unable to pay these sums because they are so impoverished by 
divers tributes and ransoms paid by them for some time to the Scotch 
rebels because they adhered to the king, and on account of divers burnings 
of their town and the robberies of their goods and chattels by the rebels. 

By pet. of C. [1652.] 
To Roger de Horsle, constable of Baumburgh castle. Order to acquit 
the men of Baumburgh of 13/., the arrears of the ferm of 26/. for the 
lands that they hold of the demesnes of the castle, which the king has 
pardoned them in response to their petition, shewing that they are unable 
to pay that sum on account of the robberies and fires inflicted upon them 
by the Scotch rebels. By K. and C. 

Dec. 7. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to buy and provide 400 quarters 

York. of oats, and to cause them to be sent to York without delay, so that they 
be there by the feast of St. Hilary, to be delivered to the clerk of the 
marshalsea by indenture for the expenses of the king's household. 

By K on the information of Roger de Northburgh. 
The like to the sheriff of Lincoln for 700 quarters of oats. 

By K. on the information of Roger de Northburgh. 



Membrane 19. 

Dec. 8. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to buy and provide 100 quarters of 

York. wheat, 40 tuns of wine, and 200 quarters of beans, and to send them to 
Carlisle, there to be delivered to John de Louthre, keeper of the king's 
victuals, for the munition of that town. 

By K. on the information of Roger de Northburgh. 



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To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Like order to provide 300 
quarters of wheat, 200 quarters of barley or malt, and 200 quarters of 
beans. By K. on the information of Roger de Northburgli. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to pay all the issues of his baili- 
wick to John de Louthre, keeper of the king's victuals at Carlisle, for the 
munition of that town. By K. as above. 

To the prior of St. Mary's Carlisle, sub-collector in the diocese of 
Carlisle of the tenth of the clergy granted to the king by the pope. Order 
to pay to the said John de Louthre ail the money of the tenth, 
notwithstanding any of the king's orders for other persons previously sent 
to him. By K. on the information of Roger de Northburgh. 

Dec. 4. To \, bishop of Winchester, principal collector of the tentli of the 

York. clergy granted to the king by the pope. Order to allow to Guicard de la 
Brut, archdeacon of Canterbury, 15/. as. 6d. in the tenth due from him of 
that archdeacon r3', which sum the king owes him for corn bought from 
Master Peter de Talere, his proctor, as appears by a bill under the seal of 
Roger de Northburgh, keeper of the wardrobe, which he is to receive from 
Peter. By p.s. [4909.] 

Dec. 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 1o J. 

York. bishop of Bath and Wells, in the debts due from him, lOOOA, which the 
king, on 29 November last, granted to him for the lands of Polye Johan 
and Hyremere, co. Berks, and for the goods and chattels found in the 
same, which the king had of the bishop's grant, and to allow him to pay 
the balance that remains clear at the rate of 100 marks yearly, if the clear 
debts amount to 2000 marks, or at a proportionate rate if the balance do 
not amount to that sum, which terms the king has granted him, although 
he did not observe the terms previously granted him by the king on 
14 December, in the third year of his reign, to wit that he should pay all 
debts due to him up to that date, as well for the time when he was keeper 
of the late and the present king's wardrobe as for other causes, at the rate 
of 100 marks yearly if the debts amounted to 2,000 marks, or at the rate of 
100/. yearly if they amounted to 2,000/. By K. 

Dec. 10. To Ralph de Crophull, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

York. Elizabeth, late the wife of Robert son of Ralph, tenant in chief, a third of 
a fourth part of the manors of Stiford, Hedoun-on-the Wall, Angirton, 
and Dodyngton, and of the hamlets pertaining thereto, in co. Northumber- 
land, which the king has assigned to her as dower of the said fourth 
part. 

Dec. 4. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause allowance to be 

York. made as quickly as possible to Gilbert Makaskel in money by tale or other- 
wise by suitable assignment for 350 marks paid by him, when steward of 
the Isle of Man, to Gilbert de Bromle, deceased, then keeper of the king's 
stores and receiver of his victuals, of his own money over and beyond the 
issues of his bailiwick, when he paid the said receiver 308/. 17s. 6d. by the 
king's order for the munition of the town and castle of Carlisle and adjacent 
parts against the Scotch rebels by indenture, the said Gilbert Makaskel 
having, after the death of the said Gilbert de Bromle, sought from his 
executors restitution of the part of the indenture delivered to Gilbert de 
Bromle as testimony of tlie payment of the money, which the executors 
refused to deliver, asserting that no such indenture had been made or had 
come to their hands, as the king now learns from the testimony of W. 
archbishop of York that Gilbert Makaskel paid the said 350 marks out of 
his own money. By K. 

To the same. Order to inspect the rolls of the account made at the 
exchequer before Walter de Norwyco, late treasurer, and the barons of the 



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exchequer of the expenses incurred by Gilbert Makaskel in the king's 
service against the king's enemies and rebels in the land of Man and else- 
where, and if they find that 500/. thereof still remain due to him, to cause 
payment thereof in money by tale or suitable assignment to be made as 
speedily as possible, as the said Gilbert has prayed the king for payment 
thereof by his petition before the king and his council, shewing that he 
expended 1215 marks 3s. 9d. in this behalf, and that it was found by the 
aforesaid account that 500/. thereof were still owing to him. By pet. of C. 

Dec. 9. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause a tally of 

York. the exchequer to be levied in the names of Matthew de Eedmane and John 
de Coruubia, collectors of the tenth and sixth granted to the late king by 
the community of the realm, for the arrears of their account to the amount 
contained in the bills of the wardrobe in possession of Adam de Redmane, 
the king's yeoman, for the arrears of the wages of William de Redmane, 
his brother, king's yeoman, now deceased, of whose will he is executor, and 
for his own wages, and to cause the tally to be delivered to Adam in 
discharge of 21Z. lis. Zd., the amount of his and his brother's wages, and 
to cause him to have in addition such writs of the exchequer as may be 
necessary, as the king wishes to satisfy him out of the arrears of the 
account of the aforesaid collectors. By p.s. [4914.] 

Dec. 3. To the same. Order to inform themselves whether he who holds the 

York. manor of Littlington, near Boyston (Crucem Roes'), in the king's hands on 
account of the minority of the heir of William de Huntyngfeld, tenant in 
chief, holds it at the king's pleasure or not, aud if they find that he holds 
it at pleasure, to deliver it to John de Hastyngges, executor of the will 
of John de Hastingges, his father, to hold during the heir's minority at the ex- 
tent, according to the king's order remaining in the exchequer, as he has 
shewn the king by his petition that whereas the king granted to him an 
assignment of wardships and marriages beyond Trent, in order, to acquit , his 
father's debts, for 814Z. 8s. 6c?. due to his father for his service in Gascouy 
in the late and the present king's time, he has prayed the king to grant him 
the said manor, the aforesaid William being his kinsman, in part payment of 
the aforesaid assignment, the manor being demised at ferm to others at 
pleasure. By pet. of C. 

Dec. 16. To Ralph de CrophuU, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

York, meddle further with two messuages, 19^ acres of land, and 3 acres of 
meadow in Helsyngton, which belonged to Robert de Gilpyn, and to 
restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by Robert 
de Sapy, late escheator this side Trent, that Robert de Cliderhou, then 
escheator this side Trent, took the premises into the king's hands by reason 
of the accusation (retti) of Robert de Gilpyn for the death of John de 
Coupeland, and Robert de Gilpyn died before he was convicted of the 
death, by which inquisition it was found that the premises are not held of 
the king in chief, but of John de Lancastre and Elizabeth his wife, as of 
her dower of the inheritance of William de Ros, and that Richard de 
Gilpyn, Robert's brother, is his nearest heir. 

Dec. 12. To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to certify the king in chancery of the 

York. names of twelve mainpernors to be found by Roger son of Richard son of 
Beatrice, imprisoned at StafPord {sic) for the death of Richard le Warrener of 
Lathum, CO. Lancaster, who shall mainpern to have him before the justices 
at the first assize in that county to stand to right if any one will speak 
against him, so that the king, when thus certified, may cause him to be 
delivered from prison by this mainprise, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the sheriflFthat he was accused of the above death out of hatred, 
and that he is not guilty thereof. 



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Dec. 13. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause coroners for that county 

York. to be elected in place of Robert de Mulcastre and of Roger de Laton, as the 

king learns that Robert has been captured by the king's Scotch enemies 

and Roger is incapacitated by infirmity, for which reasons the king has 

amoved them from office. 

Dec. 16. To the bailiffs of Carlisle. Order to pay, out of the ferm of that town, 

York. 201. to Robert de Barton, late keeper of the king's victuals in the parts of 
Carlisle, to pay his debts when he was keeper of the king's victuals. 

By K, on the information of Roger de Northburgh. 
To the treasurer and barona of the exchequer. Order to make payment 
or assignment to Thomas de Grey, knight, lately staying in garrison of the 
town of Berwick-on-Tweed at the king's wages, and elsewhere in the 
marches in the company of John de Segrave, then supplying the king's 
place in Scotland, for 179/. \\s. 4d. due to him from the king for the 
arrears of the wages of himself and 14 of his esquires, and for recompence 
for cei'tain of his horses lost in the king's service, as appears by a bill under 
the seal of the chamberlaiu of Scotland in his possession. 

Dec. 4. To J. bishop of Winchester, principal collector of the tenth granted to 

York. the king by the pope. Order to supersede the taxation and levy of the 
tenth in the diocese of York by the old taxation, and to cause his sub- 
collectors to do so, and to receive the new taxation from the archbishop of 
York when it has been made by him, and to cause the tenth to be levied in 
accordance therewith, the king having lately ordered W. archbishop of York 
to enquire the value of all ecclesiastical benefices within his diocese and of 
the temporalities of prelates that have been usually taxed amongst 
spiritualities, which have been wasted and destroyed by the incursions of 
the Scotch rebels, and to cause them to be taxed accordingly, and to certify 
the collectors of the tenth of such taxations, and to send the taxation to 
the treasure!' and barons of the exchequer, and the king afterwards learnt 
[by the petition] before him and his council of the abbots of Rievaux and 
Byland and others whose benefices in that diocese have been so destroyed 
that, although the archbishop caused many ecclesiastical benefices and 
temporalities annexed to spiritualities in that diocese that had been so 
wasted to be taxed anew, he has omitted to tax anew such benefices of the 
petitioners because he asserted that he had delivered his commission to 
make such new taxation to the treasurer and barons ; wherefore they 
prayed the king to provide them with a remedy ; upon which the king 
ordered the archbishop to cause any of the said benefices that still remained 
untaxed to be taxed anew, and to certify the collectors of the tenth in his 
diocese of such new taxation, which taxation he was ordered to send to the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer. 
[Fcedera.] By C. 

Dec. 20. To John de Wisham, keeper of the castle and honour of Knaresburgh. 

York. Order to take by the view of men of those parts such leafless oaks, stocks 
that require uprooting, and dry wood in the chace of that honour as may 
be necessary for the maintenance of the king's iron-mine there. 

To Ralph de Crophull, escheator this side Trent. Order to assign 
dower to Annabilla, late the wife of Thomas de Bradeford, tenant in chief, 
upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

Membrane 18. 

Dec. 10. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

york. Joan de Mereworth to have 120/. of the custodies and marriages now in the 

king's hands or first coming to his hands, to wit 40/. yearly, the king 



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having, on 1 7 June, in the 9tli year of his reign, granted to the said Joan 
200/. in consideration of her good service to Queen Eleanor, the king's 
mother, and to Elizabeth, late countess of Hereford, his sister, out of 
custodies and wardships in his hands or first coming to his hands, within 
five years, to wit 40/. yearly, and Master John Walewayn, late escheator 
beyond Trent, has paid to her 80/. thereof by the king's order. 

Nov. 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 

York. aforesaid Master John Walewayn 80/. paid by him to the said Joan for the 
first two years of the above five years. 

To the same. Order to allow the said Master John 50/. paid by him, 
when escheator beyond Trent, to Richard le Mareschal for the 1 1th year of 
the king's reign, the king having granted, on 24 September, in the 11th 
year, that sum yearly to Richard, who was totally ruined {destructus') by the 
Scotch rebels, to be received in aid of his maintenance from the escheator 
beyond Trent, until the king should provide him with his maintenance 
elsewhere or until he recovered his lands from the Scots, which sum the 
king ordered the said escheator to pay to Richard. 

Dec. 8. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to David de Bethon 

York. the arrears of the 20/. yearly granted to him by the king in aid of his 
maintenance, which sum the king ordered them to pay to David, and to 
cause that sum to be paid hereafter, so that it may not behove David for want 
of maintenance to return to the king, thus charging the king's household 
contrary to the form of the ordinance of the household provided by the king 
and his council. By K. 

Dec. 14. To J. bishop of Winchester, the treasurer. Order to buy and provide 

York. with all speed victuals for the maintenance of the king's subjects in garrison 

of tiie town of Newcastle-oa-Tyne and of others who may be sent thither by 

the king, and to send them without delay to that town, as was lately 

ordained by him and others of his council at York. By K. 

Dec. 14. To Ralph de Crophull, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

York, meddle further with the lands that Ralph Damj'ot held of other lords than 
the king, as the king learns by inquisition taken by Robert de Sapy, late 
escheator this side Trent, that a moiety of a bovate of land in Misterton 
that belonged to the said Ralph, an idiot, was taken into the king's hands 
on account of his madness, and that it is held of the manor of Gringele, in 
the king's hands, by the service of 8s. yearly, and that the said David (sic) 
held lands of other lords, and that John son of Adam Damyot, Ralph's 
kinsman, is his nearest heir and of full age ; whereupon the king took 
John's fealty for the aforesaid moiety, and ordered the present escheator to 
cause him to have seisin thereof. 

Dec. 7. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 

York. of London. Order to permit the merchants of Ypres, whom they ehalj find 
by the king's letters patent under his seal called ' coket,' to have lent the 
king money by reason of his order to take a loan on wool, hides, and wool- 
fells exported up to Michaelmas last, to export wool from that port quit of 
custom up to the amount lent by them to the king, provided that the whole 
sum do not amount to 100/., as the king wishes to carry into effect the 
treaty made between his council and the envoys of R. count of Flanders 
sent to England for the reform of peace for certain trespasses committed 
upon both sides, in which it is contained that the merchants of Ypres shall 
be satisfied for the money thus lent to the king. By K. 

Dec. 14. To the sheriff of York. Order to restore to Nicholas de Lund, clerk, his 

York. lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into (he king's bands upon his 



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indictment before Henry Spi<JUinel and John de Donecastre, justices to 
deliver York gaol, for levying war against the king, and for arson, theft, 
robbery, receipt of felons, and for aiding and assenting to the death of GeofErey 
Gelding" of Herlesay, as he has purged his innocence before W. archbishop 
of York, the diocesan, to whom he was delivered by the justices according 
to the privilege of the clergy. 

Vacated, because it was restored and cancelled. 
The like in favour of Adam de Lund, clerk, word for word. 
[Vacated, as above. ^ 

Dec. 12. To Ralph de CrophuU, escheator this side Trent. Order to assign dower 

York. to Alice, late the wife of Richard le Alblaster of Northgeveldale, tenant in 
chief, in the presence of Walter son and heir of Richard, if he choose to 
attend, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

Dec. 18. To the sheriff of Nottingham, Order to deliver to Giles de Tholosa, keeper 

York. of certain of the king's horses, whom the king is sending to stay at Lenton 
.with eighteen of the king's horses, such hay, oats, litter, horse-shoes (ferura), 
and carriage as shall be necessary tor the maintenance of the said horses and 
of two horses of his own, from the day when he enters his bailiwick, and to 
pay him 6d. a day for his wages, and 2c?. a day each for the wages of the 
eighteen grooms attending the said horses, and of the provider of necessaries 
for the maintenance of the horses, and of a farrier, for so long as they shall 
stay in his bailiwick. By K. on the information of Roger de Northburgh. 

Dec. 2. To the late collectors in the port of Boston of the loan from native and 

York. alien merchants upon wool, hides, and wool-fells to be exported up to a 
certain time. Order to pay to J. bishop of Ely, or to his attorney in this 
behalf, 60/. out of the money of the loan in their hands, in part payment of 
4601. Ss. 4d. due to him from the king for fees, robes, wages, recompence 
for horses lost in the war in Scotland, and for divers other allowances in 
the late king's wardrobe, as appears by a bill of the said wardrobe sealed 
by Walter de Bedewynde of the time of John de Bokeuesford (sic), bishop 
of Bath and Wells, late keeper of the said wardrobe, in the bishop of Ely's 
possession. 

Dee. 16. To Robert de Quyterigg', one of the agistors of the forest of Inglewode. 

York. Order to pay to Robert de Barton, late keeper of the king's victuals in the 
parts of Carlisle, 11/. 6.s. Od. out of the money received by him from pan- 
nage in the forest during the king's reign, towards payment of the said 
late keeper's debts when he was keeper. 

The like to the sheriff of Westmoreland to pay 8/. 14^. Od. to the said 
Robert de Barton out of the issues of his bailiwick for the above purpose. 

By K. and C. 
Dec. 1. To J. bishop of Winchester, principal collector of the tenth granted to the 

York. king by the pope. Order to pay 100/. out of the tenth in the diocese of 
York to the executors of the will of Master William de Pikering', sometime 
dean of St. Peter's church, York, the executors having petitioned the king 
to satisfy them for this sum, which the king owed to William for a loan 
that the king ought to have paid in the quinzaine of Easter, in the fifth 
year of his reign, as contained in his letters patent. By K. and G. 



Membrane 17. 

Dec. 20. To the sheriffs of London. Whereas at the complaint of William de 

York. Wyddeslade, citizen and merchant of London, that he loaded certain goods 

of avoir-du-pois to the value of 300/., to wit 5 bales of almonds, value 



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1318. Membrane 17 — cont. 

121. 10s. Orf.; three barrels containing 2,488 pounds of loaf sugar, (zucri in 
pane), value 155Z. 10s. Od. ; saffron {croeum) to the value of 19/. 12s. Od. ; 
cuhebs (quibibes) to the value of 171. 8s. Od. ; two bales (balas) of 
pepper, value 17/. 15s. 6c?. ; a bale of brasel {brasilii), value 17/. 13s. Qd. ; 
cloves {elavos gariophili) to the value of 31/. 7s. Od. ; and 'maces' to the 
value of 28/. 4s. Od. at Le Sclus in Flanders in a ship of Laurence 
Pollesson of Brabant, in order to bring them to England to make his profit 
thereof, and certain malefactors of Hainault, Holland, and Zeeland (Seland) 
and of the towns of Cologne, Dortmund (Dormond). Rikelynghous, Lubyk, 
Osenbrugge, Menstre, Grippesvcold, Sussalt, and Hamburgh, and else- 
where in Almain assaulted the mariners of the ship on the sea-coast near 
Wynterton, co. Norfolk, by armed force, and carried the goods and chattels 
aforesaid away with them from the said merchant's men in the ship ; the 
king vrrote to the count of Holland and Zeeland and to the burgomasters, 
schoffen {scabini), consules, and bailiffs of the above-named towns to do 
justice to the said merchant ; but they did not do so, as the mayor and 
community of the city of London have signified the king by letters patent 
under their common seal ; whereupon the king ordered the sheriffs to arrest 
goods of the men of the power of the said count and of the aforesaid towns 
to the value of 300/. and of the damages of the said merchant, excepting 
for certain reasons the goods of Henry de Bevre, merchant of Almain, and 
to cause them to be apprai-^^ed in the presence of the merchants from whom 
they should be taken, and to cause them or the price to be delivered 
to the said William ; by reason whereof the sheriffs arrested money 
and goods of William le Rede, Hermann le Skippere, and the aforesaid 
Henry de Bevre, John SaflGrans, and other their fellows, John le White, 
Conrad le Swart, and other merchants of the aforesaid towns of Almain to 
the value of 400/., as the sheriffs have returned to the king, so that they 
exceeded the sura contained in the order by 100/. ; and afterwards, at the 
suit of the said William le Rede, Hermann, Henry, John and their fellows, 
John, and Conrad, asserting in chancery that they would prove that their 
goods ought not to be arrested on this account, the king ordered the sheriflfs 
to restore the money and goods thus arrested, because they found security by 
Robert Persoun, Luke de Havering', Stephen de Preston, Robert de Dode- 
ford, John Cotoun, John de Bristol!, John de Romenay, John de Wrotham, 
and John Brond, who mainperned to answer for the said 400/. to the 
. aforesaid William de Widdeslade or elsewhere at the king's order if 
the said merchants should be charged therewith by consideration of the 
king's court ; and afterwards the matter was discussed between the parties 
in chancery and in the parliament at York, the aforesaid merchants of 
Almain asserting that they ought not to be arrested in this behalf because 
they belong to a certain hanse in London and they ought to enjoy certain 
liberties in the city of London as natives by the charters of the king's pro- 
genitors, which they have enjoyed time out of mind, and because the king 
granted them by his charter that they or their goods should not be arrested 
or aggrieved within his realm and power for any debt wherefor they were 
not sureties or principal debtors or for any trespass committed by others, 
the said William de Wyddeslade asserting that they are peers and com- 
moners (pares et communiarios) of the aforesaid towns, and that they 
ought therefore to be charged therewith and to answer to him, especially as 
the arrest was granted to him by consideration of the king's court before 
the sealing of the king's charter, and the matter, so far as concerns the 
persons of William le Rede, John Safrans, and other his fellows, John le 
Whit and Conrad le Swart, is adjourned until next parliament under a cer- 
ta,in form ; and because it was at length found that Hermann le Skippere is 
not of the aforesaid hanse and ought not to enjoy the liberties in the char- 
ters of the king or his progenitors, and William de Widdeslade has wholly 



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reuounced in chancery the prosecution of the process against the said Henry 
de Bevre, who was excepted in the king's first order, the king now orders 
the sheriffs to levy 70/. of the goods and chattels of Hermann, or of the 
goods and chattels of the aforesaid mainpernors if his goods be insufficient, 
and to deliver them to William de Widdeleslade (sic) or to John Walde- 
shef, his attorney in this behalf, in part payment of 300/., the value of 
William's goods thus lost, and not to molest Henry de Bevre in any wise in 
this behalf, reserving the taxation of William's damages to the king in his 
court. By K. and C. 

Dec. 9. To the bailiffs of John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, at Boston. At 

York. the complaint of Adam le Clerk of Lenne that whereas he loaded a ship 
called ' La Plente' of Lenne, price lOOZ. sterling, with salt of Poitou 
{Paytou), lampreys of Nantes, and certain bales of Bugeye, and other his 
goods to the value of 2001. in the parts of Poitou, for the purpose of taking 
the same to St. John's town of ]?ert[h] in Scotland, to mak'e his profit 
thereof and in aid of the maintenance of the king's men in munition of that 
town, Henry de Rekelynghous and other malefactors of the towns of 
Grippeswald, Strallesound, and Lubyk robbed the ship on her voyage to 
St. John's town on the sea coast between Great Yarmouth and Blakenay, 
and slew many men in her, and took her and the goods aforesaid to Aber- 
den in Scotland, and there sold the goods and the robes and cloths of the 
slain men, and afterwards took the ship with them to Strallesound, the 
king wrote to the schoffen (scabinis) and men of Grippeswold, Strillesound 
{sic), and Lubyk to cause satisfaction to be made to the said Adam ; but 
they did not do so, as appears by the letters patent of the community of the 
city of London ; whereupon the king ordered the bailiffs to arrest goods of 
the men of the aforesaid towns to the value of 100'., in part satisfaction for 
the above ; by reason whereof they arrested stockfish {piscem durum) of 
John Scotdorp, merchant of Lubyk, to the value of 20/., stockfish of Odbert 
the Writer {Scrtplore), merchant of the same town, to the value of 10/., 
stockfish of John the White {Albo), merchant of the same town, to the 
value of 10/., stockfish of Bernard Plorekyn, merchant of the same town, to 
the value of 10/., and stockfish of Daniel de Gosthenen, merchant of the 
same town, to the value of 10/., stockfish of Gerard Ravenmonge, merchant 
of the same town, to the value of 20/., [stockfish] of Albert Parlement, 
merchant, to the value of 10/., and stockfish of Tidmann de Monasterio, 
merchant of the same town, to the value of 10/., as they have returned to 
the king : as the said merchants assert in chancery that they are of the 
hanse of the merchants of Almain, and that therefore their goods ought not 
to be arrested at Adam's suit, and as John le Longe and John de Lubyk 
have mainperned to answer for them and to satisfy Adam or others (alibi) 
for the aforesaid 400/. (^sic) if the merchants be charged therewith by 
consideration of the king's court, the king orders the bailiffs to restore the 
goods thus arrested to the aforesaid merchants of Almain. By 0. 

Dec. 8. To the sheriff of Southampton. Whereas in the late king's time great 

York. discords arose between Sancho, sometime king of Castile, and his subjects, 
on the one part, and the king's citizens of Bayonne, on the other, by 
reason of divers robberies and arrests of goods made by the king of 
Castile's men upon certain citizens of Bayonne, amongst whom John 
de Seynt Crik was robbed of his goods to the value of 300 marks by the 
men of the said king, as appears by sufficient proof ; and afterwards the 
said king sent Master John, the judge of his court, and Gundissalvius 
Martini with his open letters, and the mayor and community of the city 
aforesaid sent Arnald de Villar' and John Dardir, their fellow-citizens, to 
the late king's presence with sufficient letters and orders to settle the dis- 
cords upon both sides, and the late king, with the unanimous assent and 
agreement of the proctors aforesaid and in their presence, ordained, amongst 



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1318. MembTane 17 — cont. 

other things, that all ships and other goods whatsoever of the citizens of 
Bayonne arrested by the men of the king of Castile within or without his 
realm should be restored by the king of Castile within a term now past, as 
appears by the rolls of the late king's chancery of the 21st year of his reign ; 
and afterwards, because the king of Castile in no wise observed the afore- 
said ordinance as was agreed, Stephen de Pencestre, sometime constable of 
Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, arrested by the late king's 
order divers goods of men and merchants of the kingdom of Castile in 
the port of Sandwich ; by reason of which arrest the said Jolin recovered 
100*. sterling in part satisfaction of the aforesaid 300 marks ; and after the 
present king's accession Ferandus, now king of Castile and Leon, on account 
of certain other discords between his subjects on the one side, and 
the citizens of Bayonne and other the king's subjects on the other, and 
the community of the said city sent their proctors to the king's presence to 
pacify the discords; and the king, having taken counsel with those of his 
council concerning the discords newly arisen and upon the old discords 
aforesaid, ordained, amongst other things, with the consent of the proctors 
aforesaid, that the late king's ordinance, which king Sancho had so approved 
by his letters, should be completed and observed ; and although afterwards 
Arnald de Sancto Martino, in the name of the aforesaid John and of other 
merchants of Bayonne, bore the king's letters to the said Ferandus for the 
recovery of the goods aforesaid, and prosecuted for justice against those 
■who were assigned by the king of Castile and those who were assigned 
by the king to complete and observe the ordinances aforesaid, never- 
theless the commissaries of the king of Castile assigned with the 
king's commissioners to complete and keep the said ordinances at Fuent- 
arrabia {Fontem Rabidum) did not do anything in execution of the old 
ordinance aforesaid, althougli it was shewn to them under the late king's seal, 
but failed altogether to do him justice, as appears by the letters patent of 
Gaillard de Sancto Paulo, knight, lord of Seres {de Syro), and of Master 
Peter Arnaldi de Vico, the king's commissaries in this behalf, and by many 
other lawful evidences : the king, wishing to aid the said John in recovering 
his debt and damages, orders the sheriflf to arrest goods of the men and 
merchants of the power of the king of Castile to the value of 292 marks 
6s. 8d., the balance of the said sum of 300 marks, and to keep the same 
safely until John have been satisfied for that sum and for his damages or 
until otherwise ordered, certifying the king of his proceedings in this 
matter. By pet. of C. 

1319. 

Jan. 4. To the abbot of St. Mary's York, collector of the 12d. in the mark 

Beverley. granted to the king by the clergy of the diocese of York. Order to pay, 
out of the arrears of the said I2d. in the mark, to Hugh de Burgh, parson 
of the church of Burgh-under-Staynemore, 36/. 13s. 4d. for corn bought 
from him for the king's use for munition of the castle and town of Carlisle 
in the 12th year of the king's reign, as appears by a bill under the seal of 
Roger de Northburgh, keeper of the wardrobe. 

Vacated, because otherwise on the Close Hall in May, in the \Zlh year. 



\^\^ Membrane 16. 

Dec. 26. To Ralph de Craystok. Order to pay to William de Kelk, clerk, 100*. 

Beverley. yearly from the manor of Thorpbasset, co. York, for the time that it has 
been in his hands by the king's commission, until Ralph shall provide him 
with an acceptable benefice, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
Robert de Sapy, late escheator this side Trent, that Ralph son of William, 
tenant in chief, granted the above sum yearly to the aforesaid William from 
the said manor until he should provide him with a suitable ecclesiastical 



12 EDWARD II. 



40 



1318. 



1319. 

Jan. 1. 
Beverley. 



1318. 

Dec. 28. 
Beverley. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 
benefice, and that William was seised thereof and received the same until 
the tune of Ealph's death, when the escheator took the manor into the 
king's hands together witli Ralph's other lands, and that William has not 
yet obtained any benefice. 

To the treasurer, chamberlains, and barons of the exchequer. Order to 
pay to William de Monte Acuto or to cause assignment to be made to him 
for the ferm of the city of Chichester for Michaelmas term last, and for the 
portion for that term of the yearly sura of 38Z. 6*. Srf. of the ferm that 
Henry de Cobehain renders for the term of the city of Rochester and the 
custody of the castle there, with wards and appurtenances, in co. Kent, 
the king having taken into his hands by virtue of the ordinances the ferm 
of 36/. that the citizens of Chichester render and 38/. 6s. 9d. out of the .50/. 
rendered for the above by the said Henry, on the ground that the king had 
granted these sums to William for life contrary to the ordinances, as the 
king afterwards, on I December last, granted to the said William, in 
consideration of his service to him and his father, with the consent of the 
prelates, earls, barons, and oihev proceres of this realm, the aforesaid ferm 
of Chichester and the 38/. 6*. M. for life, and ordered the same to be 
delivered to him, together with what had been received thence from the 
time when they were taken into the king's hands, the king understanding 
that the citizens of Chichester and the said Henry have paid their ferms for 
the aforesaid term into the exchequer because the ferms were at that time 
in the king's hands. By p.s. [4928.] 

To Master Richard de Glare, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Wiberton, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as it appears by inquisition taken by the escheator that Adam de 
Welle and Joan his wife, both deceased, were jointly enfeoffed of the manor 
by John de Hoilland, knight, to them and the heirs of the said Adam, and 
that the manor is not held of the king but of the earl of Richmond in 
socage by the service of 25s. yearly and by doing service from three weeks 
to three weeks at the earl's court there, and that the manor ought to be 
divided between Robert, Adam, and John, sons of the said Adam, accord- 
ing to the custom of that tenure. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Master 
Richard de Haveryng', late constable of Bordeaux, to come before them, 
and if he acknowledge the two letters patent und_er his seal when constable 
in the possession of William de Servat, merchant, and that the king ought 
to satisfy William for the sunis therein contained, they are then to receive 
the letters from William and charge Richard with the sums therein 
contained, and to give William an assignment therefor upon the issues of 
the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the ports of Chichester, 
Jernemuth, and Lenne, and to cause the second part of the king's seal called 
' coket ' in those ports to be delivered to him or his attorney in this behalf 
until he have been satisfied for the sums aforesaid, the said William having 
shewn the king by his petition before him and his council that he has 
not yet been paid for 3,740/. 19s. 9\d. of Bordeaux money paid by him to 
the aforesaid Richard for payment of the late king's gift to the lord of 
Lebret and for divers other payments made to Gascons and for other affairs 
of the king and his father there, which 3,740/. 19s. Q\d. were worth at the 
time of payment 74H/. 3s. \\\d. sterling, reckoning 5 Bordelaises for one 
sterling, and for 312/. 16s. O^d. sterling paid by him to the said Richard 
for divers payments in the aforesaid matters for the king's use, as contained 
in two bills under Richard's seal in his possession. By K, and pet. of C. 



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1319. Membrane 16 — cont. 

Jan. 1. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

York. the following manors and lands to be delivered to Agnes, late the wife of 
John de Argeiitein, tenant in chief, which the king has assigned to her in 
dower : the manor of Great Wilmundele, co. Hertford, of the yearly value 
of 121. 7s. 6d.; the manor of Little Wilmundele, in the same connty, of 
the yearly value of 71. 13s. 7}d.; certain lands in Throckyngg', in the same 
county, of the yearly value of 6s. 2d. ; the manor of Meldeburn, co. Cam- 
bridge, of the yearly value of 151. lis. Gd.; certain tenements in Colneye, 
CO. Huntingdon, of the yearly value of 4s. ; and a third of 40 acres of land 
in Halesworth, co. Suffolk, which are not extended. 

Jan. 3. To Ralph de Monte Hermerii, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent. Order 

Beverley. to deliver to William de Bromleye, son and heir of Roger de Bromleye, the 
bailiwick of keeping the forest of Morf, the king having, on 25 November 
last, taken his homage for the lands that his father held in chief by the 
service of keeping the said forest, when he ordered the lands to be de- 
livered to him. 

Jan. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order tor allow to John 

Beverley. de la Haye, late keeper of the Templars' manor of Garwy, 70 marks that 

he paid out of the issues of the manor to the king, as appears by letters of 

privy seal in his possession, and his expenses incurred by the king's order 

about the driving of some of the king's beasts from that manor to Shene. 

By p.s. 

To the masters, echevins (scabinis), and bailiffs of Malines {de Malinis). 
Whereas at the complaint of Luke de Haveryng' and James Beauflour, 
merchants of this realm, that they had sent 21 barrels of honey, price 504Z., 
and 7 tuns of ■yrme, price 49/., to Brabant to trade there with the same, 
and that the said masters, echevins. and bailiffs arrested the honey [and] wine 
and detained them for some time, the king requested them to restore the 
same without delay; and the king afterwards learned from trustworthy 
evidence that Luke and James sustained damages to the honey and wine by 
the arrest and detention to the amount of 240/. sterling, for which they 
have prayed the king to provide a remedy : wherefore the king requests the 
masters, echevins, and bailiffs to satisfy Luke and James for their damages 
— ^Incomplete enrolment']. 

Vacated because on the dorse. 

To the constable of Tykehull castle. Order not to distrain Thomas de 
Lanum for his homage for the lands that he holds in chief as of the king's 
manor of Gryngeleye, as the king has taken his fealty and respited his 
homage. By K. 

Jan. 6. To J. bishop of Winchester, treasurer. Order to prepare all the money 

Beverley. that he can collect by honest means of the late king's debts or the present 
king's debts, for the expenses of the king's household and for the expedition 
of the Scotch war, for which purposes the king will have to expend much 
pioney, making no payment or assignment nor levying any tallies of the 
exchequer upon these debts without the king's special order making express 
,mention of the presents. By K. 

To Hervey de Staunton, chancellor of the exchequer. Order not to 
njake payment or assignment under the exchequer seal without the king's 
special order making express mention of the presents. 

To the chamberlains of the exchequer. Order not to cause tallies of the 
exchequer to be levied of the above debts without special order, etc. By K. 

Jan. 10. To the abbot and convent of Thornton -on-Huinbre. Order to deliver to 

York. the attorney of J. bishop of Glasgow the goods and chattels of brother 

William, late abbot of Jeddeworth, in the diocese of Glasgow, who stayed 

in their abbey at the king's request, arid who died there, as the king is 



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1319. Membrane 16 — cont. 

given to understand that his goods and chattels are to be committed to the 
disposition of the aforesaid bishop for certain reasons. They are to execute 
this order notwithstanding any order previously sent to them by the king to 
keep the said goods and chattels safely. By K. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of William Paylleue of Eavenserod, who is incapacitated 
by illness. 
Jan. 12. To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

York. be elected in place of Matthew de Kedman, deceased. 

Jan. 18. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 

York. to Amice, late the wife of Thomas son of Eustace, tenant in chief, the 

following of his lands, which the king has assigned to her in dower : the 

niauor of Berewik, co. Hereford, of the yearly value of 100«. G\d.\ and 

31j. 7^^. from the free tenants in Casewik, co. Lincoln. 

Jan. 18. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay to John Griffard of Briraes- 

York. feld 100 marks for Easter term last of the yearly sum of 200 marks from 
the sheriff of Gloucester granted to him for life by the king on 30 Decem- 
ber, in the 10th year of his reign, for his stay with the king with a certain 
number of men-at-arms in peace and war for his life-time, as contained in 
the king's letters patent, which grant was revoked on 9 June last by reason 
of the ordinances, notwithstanding which revocation the king, with the con- 
sent of his council, ordered Thomas de Bertone, late sheriff of the above 
county, to pay John 100 marks for the said term, the said Thomas having 
been amoved from office before he had executed the order. By K. and 0. 
Jan. 21. To the sheriffs of London. Order to supersede the execution of the 

York. king's order to pay to Walter de Shobdon 20/. yearly for life from the rent 
in the city and suburbs that belonged to Adam de Stretton, which came to 
the late king's hands as escheat, and to resume into the king's hands any of 
the rent and the issues thereof that they may have paid to Walter, 

By p.s. 

To Walter de Shobdon. Order to restore to the sheriffs anything that 

he may have received from the above rent, and to bring the king's letters 

of grant into the chancery. By p.a, 

Jan. 22. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

York. be elected in place of John de BUton, whom the king has amoved from 
office as he is incapacitated by illness and infirmity. 

Robert Tubbel and John de Lamherdenne, imprisoned in Canterbury 
castle for the death of Adam atte Brigge, have letters to th? sheriff oi 
Kent to bail them until the first assize. 



■I q-i Q Membrane 16 — Schedule. 

Dec. 28. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to proceed 

Bererley. to the priory of Priterwell, and to amove thence the malefactors who have 
entered the same in the company of William le Avernaz, and to take the 
priory into the king's hands, and to cause it to be guarded safely, and to 
administer victuals and other necessaries from the goods thereof to the 
monks, and to attach by the sheriff of Essex any persons resisting the exe- 
cution of this order, taking with him sufficient ^owe of the country, as the 
king learcs that William has entered the priory with force and arms, and is 
•wasting the goods thereof, which is of the alms of the king's progenitors, ia 
the king's contempt, especially as no person ought to enter or administer 
such temporalities of the king's patronage without his special order ; the 
ting having previously ordered Mm to deliver the priory to brother James 

D 3 



52 CALENDAK OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



1318. Membrane 16 — Schedule — cont. 

de Cusancia, prior of Priterwell, because he learned from the complaint of 
the said Jaroes that the aforesaid William, monk of the order of Cluny, who 
asserted that he had been instituted prior of Priterwell and that he had 
been despoiled of the possession thereof at the procuration of James, had 
entered the priory by force and arms, and that he held the same by armed 
force, wasting the goods and possessions, expelling the monlss from the 
priory, breaking open the chests in the priory, and usurping to himself the 
common seal and muniments of the priory, sealing divers obligations and 
other letters with the said seal at his will ; at which time the king ordered 
the escheator to summon James and William to appear in chancery on the 
morrow of the Assumption last ; at which day William appeared before the 
king at Notyngham, and renounced and resigned all right in the priory 
into the hands of the prior of Lewes his superior, ^phereupon the king 
ordered the escheator to deliver the priory to the said James : notwith- 
standing which the king understands that William has again entered the 
priory by force and arms. By K. 



1319. 



Membrane 15. 



Jan. 16. To the sheriffs of London. Order to arrest goods of the men and mer- 

York. chants of the king of France to the value of 402/. lis. lOof., the residue of 
the sum of 600/., for which the king lately ordered them to arrest goods of 
the said men and merchants because the king of France had failed to cause 
restitution or satisfaction to be made to Simon de Abyndon, Stephea le 
FuUere, Ralph de Walecote, John Priour, Thomas Prentiz, John de San- 
dale, William de Coumbmartyn, John atte Vine, Thomas de Abyndon, 
Thomas Beauflour, William Panyfadre, William Biddick, Robert Elys of 
Thame, Adam Puff of Berkhampstede, Richard de Warrewyk, and Nicholas 
Alisaundre for their wool Jaden in a ship of John Priour's called ' la Petite 
Baiard ' of London, which was captured and carried away by the admiral 
of Caleys and certain armed men of his on her voyage- to Brabant on the 
coast of the Isle of Thanet, by reason whereof they arrested goods of cer- 
tain men of Amiens and Rouen to the value of 197/. 8s. 2d., which the 
king caused to be delivered to the said merchants ; the king having after- 
wards ordered them to supersede the execution of the said order because the 
king of France promised to do justice to the said merchants before the 
feast of AU Saints last, which he has not done, although the king sent the 
said merchants to him with his letters praying the king of France to do 
them justice according to his promise ; the merchants having prayed the 
king to cause justice to be done to them because they were unwilling to 
assent to further delay. They are to certify the king of their proceedings in 
this matter, keeping safely the goods arrested by virtue of this order until 
further order's. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Like order to arrest goods to 
the value of 333/. 6s. 8rf. 

To the bailiiFs of Southampton. Like order to arrest goods to the value 
of 400/. 

Jan. 24. To the justices of the Bench. It has been shewn to the king on behalt 

York. of Robert de Sandale, dean of the king's free chapel of Stafford, that 
whereas the prior of Stone impleaded the dean and chapter of that chapel, 
when Louis, now bishop of Durham, was dean of the chapel, concerning a 
carucate of land and 4 acres of meadow in the town of {sic) the castle of Staf- 
ford, and the dean in pleading before the said justices asserted that he held the 
deanery of the king's collation, and that the land and meadow pertained to 
the deanery, and that Master John de Cadamo, his predecessor, dean of 



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1319. Membrane 15 — cont. 

that chapel, was seized on the day of his death of the aforesaid land and 
meadow, and that the aforesaid Louis found his deanery seised thereof, by 
reason whereof the dean could not answer the prior without the king ; on 
which account the plea was delayed by consideration of the court until the 
king should order his will to be done concerning the same ; and afterwards 
the king, at the suit of the prior, ordered the justices to proceed to do justice 
to the parties notwithstanding the above allegation, provided that if any 
difficulty arose by reason whereof they could not do so without consulting 
the king, they should certify the king ; and the proceedings in the matter 
continued until the taking of the inquisition, and the justices, after Louis 
had been made bishop of Durham, in the octaves of Michaelmas last, pro- 
ceeded to put the dean in default, although Master Thomas de Olierleton, 
then dean of the chapel aforesaid, being in the king's service in the parts 
of Scotland, caused the king's letters of protection to be produced, whereby 
the king willed that lie should be acquitted of all pleas up to a certain 
time, except pleas of dower unde nichil hahet and of quare impedit and 
assizes of novel disseisin, darrein presentment, and suits summoned before 
justices in eyre, which letters the justices did not allow because Thomas 
was not named dean of the aforesaid chapel therein, although he is that and 
the same person ; by reason of which default the aforesaid tenements were 
taken into the king's hands ; and because Thomas, believing the aforesaid 
letters to have been allowed {locum tenuisse), did not replevy the tenements 
in due form, but afterwards resigned the deanery ; and the aforesaid Eobert, 
now dean, has prayed the king to cause a remedy to be provided for the 
said default : wherefore the king orders them to admit Robert to defend the 
right of himself and of his chapel in the aforesaid plea, and to cause justice 
to be done to the parties, the king acceding to his petition because the 
chapel is founded of the demesnes of his progenitors, formerly kings of 
England, and because it appears that Master Thomas was engaged in his 
service on the aforesaid day. By K. 

Jan. 26. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Robert de Grey, 

Yoik. as speedily as they conveniently can, the following sums, provided that they 
retain in their hands sufficient money for the expenses of the king's house- 
hold : 271/. 5«. 4rf; for the an'ears of his wages whilst he was sheriff of 
Lanark and constable of Rotherglen castle j 399/. lis. Oc?. for the arrears 
of his wages when in garrison of the town of Berwick-on-Tweed ; 
109/. 6s. 8t/. for recompence of his horses lost when he was in the said 
garrison ; 229/. 7s. 8d. for the arrears of his wages when he was in the 
company of John de Segrave, supplying the place in Scotland of the late 
and present kings, and also when he was in garrison of the aforesaid town j 
and 63/. 5s. lOd. : as appears by four bills under the seal of the chamberlain of 
Scotland for the four first sums and by a bill for the other sum under the 
seal of John, bishop of Winchester, then the king's chamberlain there ; as 
Robert has prayed the king to cause him to be satisfied for the above sums 
because his lands, goods, and chattels are so much wasted by the Scotch 
rebels that he has nothing of his own whereby he may be maintained. 

ByK. 

Jan. 25. To John de Wysham, keeper of the castle and honour of Knavesburgh (sic). 

York. Order to acquit the men and tenants of the castle and honour aforesaid in 
the towns of Knavesburgh, Skrevyn, Burbrigg', Minskyp', Tymble, Clifton, 
Foston, Thorsoros (sic), Menewith, Clynt, Felesclif, Bristall, Heyntwayth, 
Killyng' Hall, Roshirst, Bilton, and Nidd of their ferms and rents for 
Michaelmas term last to the amount of 72/. 3*. 7d., the king having par- 
doned them the same in response to their petition for pardon of their ferms 
and rents or parts thereof, as he learns by inquisition taken by Robert da 
Sapy and Gilbert de Wygeton that the said men and tenants are ruinecl 



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to a great extent by the burning of their houses, the abduction of their 
beasts, and the carrying away of their goods by the attacks of the Scotch 
rebels, by which inquisition it was found that their ferms and rents for 
Michaelmas term amount to the above sum. By K. 

l^Foedera.^ 

Jan. 28. To Warin de Insula, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 

York. Robert de Wodeham, to whom the king granted the bailiwick of the 

forestry that Walter de Wodeham, his brother, had in his lifetime in the 

forest of Wyndesore, such wages as his brother was wont to receive for 

that bailiwick. 

To the same. Order to pay to Robert de la More, to whom the king 
committed the office of clerk of the works in the said castle that John de 
Spygesworthe had, such wages as the said John was wont to receive. 



Membrane 14. 

Jan. 28. To Stephen de Abyndon, taker of the king's wines of the right prise at 

Tork. Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and monks of King's 
Beaulieu a tun of wine of the right prise for the celebration of mass in 
their church, in accordance with the grant of Henry III. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of St. Edward's 
Netley {Lutele) a tun of wine of the right prise to celebrate mass with, in 
accordance with the grants of Henry III, and of the late king. 

Jan. 26. To the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle-on Tyne. Whereas J. bishop of 

Tork. Carlisle has shewn by his petition before the king and his council that cer- 
tain bailiffs and burgesses of that town have thrown down and removed a 
house {mansum) of the bishop without the north gate of that town, for 
the reception of the bishop and his successors coming thither, and have 
appropriated a plot of land pertaining thereto adjoining the town ditch, and 
have made a ditch thereof for the defence of the town, and the king ordered 
the sheriff of Northumberland to enquire into the matter ; by whose inquisi- 
tion it was found that the bishop had a house without the north gate with 
an adjoining plot of land, and that the house was thrown down by the 
mayor and bailiffs in the 26th year of the late king's reign for the defence 
of the town, and that the house and plot contained 3^ acres and half a rood 
of land, and was worth in time of peace 4 marks, and that a portion of the 
6aid plot containing 1 acre is appropriated by the mayor and bailiffs to the 
ditch of the town for the defence of the same, and that the said acre used 
to be worth 13*. 4c?., and that the rest of the house and plot is now worth 
fii. 8c?., and that a solar and hall with chambers and other houses there 
situate, price 60Z., came to the hands of divers men of that town : where- 
fore the king orders the mayor and baililTs to cause the bishop to have 
satisfaction for the said acre of land thus appropriated by them and for his 
damages sustained at their hands, compelling tliose to whose hands the 
aforesaid soler, hall, and chambers came to make hke satisfaction to the 
bishop without delay. 

Jan. 27. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit John de 

Tork. la Beche of 30?. of the 60?. due from him for the arrears of his account 
when he was keeper of the bishopric of Winchester, lately void and in the 
king's hands, the king having granted him that sum for his costs and 
expenses in prosecuting the king's affairs in divers places, and to cause him 
to have terms for payment of the remaining 30/, within a year after the 



12 EdWABD 11. fi5 



1319. Membrane 14 — cont. 

end of the term granted to him for payment of 120Z. due from him for the 
custody and marriage of the son (fiV) and heir of Andrew de Sakevill, 
which the king has sold to him. By p.s. [4937.] 

Jan. 24. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

York. elected in place of William de Ros of Yolton, who is unable to attend to 

the duties of that office as he is continuously engaged ia the office of 
verderer in the forest of Galtres. 

Feb. 6. To the chamberlain of North Wales. Order to buy and provide 60 

York. quarters of wheat, 20 quarters of malt, 5 quarters of salt, two lasts of her- 

rings, and seven tuns of wine, and to send them to the king's castle of 
Cragfergus iu Ireland by the view and testimony of Thomas de Neubiggyng', 
whom the king is sending to him to supervise the premises and to expedite 
the carriage of the same, to be delivered by indenture to John de Athy, 
keeper of the castle, for the maintenance of himself and other the king's 
subjects in garrison in that castle. 

Vacated, because it was restored and cancelled, and afterwards [it toa» 
made^ otherwise. 

Feb. 8. To A. archbishop of Dublin, justiciary of Ireland. Order not to make 

York. any charters of pardon for adhering to the Scotch rebels lately in Ireland 

without special order from the king. By K.. 

The like to the chancellor of Ireland not to make such charters of 

pardon under the king's seal of Ireland without special order from the king 

making express mention of the present order. By K. 

Feb. 8. To Walter de Norwico, Hervey de Staunton, John de Thorp, and Simon 

York. (3e Hederset. Order to omit all other things and attend to their commission 
to enquire by the oath of meichants and others in cos. Norfolk and Suffi)lk 
what men, merchants or others, of those counties lately inflicted damage 
upon merchants of Flanders at Crandon, and what owners {domini) of the 
ships committing these damages harboured the malefactors in the ships 
after the commission of these damages, and to hear and determine such 
trespasses according to law and custom and according to the law merchant, 
as it was agreed, in a treaty concluded between the king and the count of 
Flanders by his envoys in the parliament at York, that the king ought to 
cause the trespasses aforesaid to be enquired into before the feast of 
St. Mary Magdalene next, so that the king and his council may then inform 
the count's envoys who are coming to Westminster at the aforesaid feast 
concerning the premises, and may do what shall be ordained in this matter. 
If by chance Walter and Hervey cannot attend to the premises on account 
of other matters that they are intending by the king's order, then Simon 
and John are to execute the aforesaid commission without waiting for the 
presence of Walter and Hervey. By C. 

Feb. 9. To A. archbishop of Dublin, justiciary of Ireland. Order to cause the 

York. summons of the army of that land that he has granted to Richard de Burgo, 
earl of Ulster, for the land of Ulster, to be revoked without delay, as the 
king is given to understand that he has granted the summons to the earl 
without the assent of the procercs of that land, which would redound to the 
king's prejudice and would alienate {elongarent) the hearts of the ^rocere* 
from the king's service. By K. 

[^Fcedera.l 

To W. archbishop of Cashel, chancellor of Ireland. Order to cause such 
summons to be revoked without delay if he have caused it to be made by 
writs under the king's seal. By K. 

[Ibid.] 



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Feb. 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to issue mandates 

York. under the exchequer seal that all sheriffs and bailiffs about to account for 
the king's debts by summons of the exchequer shall bring with them at 
their next accounts all summonses of such debts in their possession, both 
of the times of the king's progenitors and of the king's time, and when their 
accounts have been rendered and finished, the summons that may be of the 
estreats of any debts before the beginning of the 20th year of the late king's 
reign shall be annulled and condemned, and the treasurer and barons shall 
cause such summons of others debts from that time as they shall think fit 
to be renewed immediately after the accounts, the old ones being wholly 
condemned, and they are ordered to cause all estreats of fines and amerce- 
ments and other debts of the time preceding the beginning of the aforesaid 
20th year whereof estreats are in their possession to be examined diligently 
whereby they have any debts to be exacted for the king's use, and to cause 
the estreats of any debts from the same time and all and singular debts 
that they shall see fit to be taken out, and to cause them to be estreated in 
writing without change, except that in making the new rolls all -titles shall, to 
distinguish them from the old estreats, begin with the word 'compendium,' 
thus writing ' compendium of the estreats of fines or amercements or other 
debts as they occur in the old exemplar,' mnrking (signando) distinctly on the 
old estreats that the debts so estreated are entered on the roll o? compendium, ; 
which new estreats the king wills shall hold the place of the original es- 
treats, and that accounts .shall be rendered by them, the old estreats being 
deposited separately and not to be expounded thereafter upon accounts in 
any wise unless dispute or doubt arise upon the debts originally accounted 
for; and they are to cause new summonses to be made by the new estreats, 
having caused proclamation to he made on the king's behalf that no sheriff, 
baQiff, or other minister of the king shall presume to levy or distrain for 
anything by virtue of the old summonses under pain of imprisonment and 
forfeiture. The king issues this order because he pardoned all amercements 
and forfeited issues in the courts of his progenitors prior to the beginning 
of the aforesaid 20th year, and because he learns from the complaints of 
many persons that sheriffs and bailiffs, having no respect to the pardon 
aforesaid, distrain and disquiet the king's people because certain old sum- 
monses of the amercements and issues and of divers other debts, whereof 
the debtors are acquitted at the exchequer, remain in their possession, the 
king being further moved to issue this order on account of the length 
of time consumed in auditing the sheriffs' accounts at the exchequer 
on account of the grent multitude of rolls at the exchequer of estreats of 
fines, amercements, forfeited issues, and other debts, whereof a great part 
are accounted for in previous accounts, that have to be explained and 
examined seriatim by each head of the debts in order to charge the 
accountants with what they have received or might have received of the 
debts noted in those rolls, whereby the king's other business in the ex- 
chequer is delayed and the accountants suffer damage by their long detention. 
The king has ordered the treasurer and chamberlains to deliver to the 
trea.'!urer and barons what they shall require for the above purpose. By K. 
\_Fadera.'] 

Mandate in pursuance to the treasurer and chamberlains of the ex- 
chequer. By K. 

Feb. 9. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

York. Robert de Welle, son and heir of Adam de Welle, tenant in chief, to have 

seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age before the escheator, 

and the king has taken his homage. By K. 

Feb. 11. To the same. Like order iu favour of John Paynel, son and heir of 

York. Philip Paynel, tenant in chief of the late king. By K. 

The like to Ralph de Crophill, escheator this side Trent, 



12 EDWARD II. 57 



]^3]^9_ Membrane 13. 

Feb. 10. To the treasurer nnd barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 

York. Queen Isabella to have the fines, ransoms, and amerceiiipnts of the men and 

tenants of the following places from the time of the death of Queen Margaret, 
who held them in dower, which the king granted to Isabella, having, on 
1 August last, granted that she should hold the lands in dower: the mam rs 
of Long Bynyngton, co. Lincoln; Kyngesthorp and Eston, co. North- 
ampton ; the hundred of Falwesle, iu the same county ; the manors of 
Ospryuge, Middelton and its hundreds, and West Clive, co. Kent ; the 
manor of Blokesham, co. Oxford ; the honour of L'Aigle {Aquild) with all 
appurtenances, in divers counties, saving to the king the castle of Pevenesey 
and all appurtenances, and except the manor of Laghton, which John 
Donnedale holds for life by demise from the late king ; the manors of 
Bansled, co. Surrey; Haveryng' and park and forest, co. Essex; La 
Neilond, in the .^lame county ; the castle, town, and honour of Berkhampstede, 
CO. Hertford and other counties ; the castle and town of Marleherge, with the 
Barton {Bertona) and hundred of Selkele, co. Wilts ; the castle and town of 
Dyvises, with the park and forests of Melkesham, Shippenham, and Pewes- 
ham, and perprestures, and with the manor of Roude, in the same county ; 
the manors of Woderowe, Sevenhampton, with the boroughs of Creckelade 
and Hanteworth, and the hundreds of Creckelade and Hanteworth, the 
manor of Stratton, the castle, manor, and park of Mere, in the same 
county ; the manor of Boudou and Haverberge, co. Leicester ; the ferm of 
the town of Suthampton with small rents in co. Southampton ; the town of 
Aulton with the hundred and small rents in the town, in the same county ; 
the ferm of the town of Andevere with the hundreds and with the incre- 
ment of the ferm ; the manor and town of Basyngstok with the hundred 
and the rent of the tenement of the late Walter de Merton in the town, in 
the same county; the castle of Suthampton and the manor of Lyndhurst, 
with the park and New Forest and the bailiwicks and hundred of Rud- 
berge, in the same cotmty ; the castle of Cristeschurche of Twynham, with 
the borough and manor of Westovere and the hundred of Cri.steschurche, 
in the same county ; the manor of Ryngewode in the same county ; the ferm 
of the town of Wych, co. Worcester ; the manor of Gillyngham with the 
Barton {Bertond) and forest, co. Dorset. By K. 

Feb. 12. To the justices of the Bench. Order to proceed with the plea before 

York. them wherein Roger de Aspelay and Juliana his wife have impleaded for a 
long time Hugh le Despenser the elder, keeper of the land of the heir of 
Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, for Juliana's dower in Berew[e]- 
don, which they have superseded because Hugh has alleged before them 
that he holds the custody of the lands by the king's commis.sion, and to 
proceed to do justice to the parties notwithstauding this allegation. 

By pet. of C. 
Feb. 10. To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

York. be elected in place of Oliver le Waleys, lately elected, who cannot attend to 

the duties of the office because he is of the household and retinue of 

John de Segrave, the elder, and is bound by deed to him to set out with 

him in the king's service. 

Feb. 13. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to John de Yakesle, keeper of the 

York. king's tents, the wages of himself and of Robert de Guldeford and John 
Fynche, his fellows, to wit 6rf. a day for himself and 4c?. a day for Roger 
and John, together with the arrears of the same from the time of the 
sheriflfs appointment, and to continue to pay the same until further orders. 

By p.s. 
Feb. 14. To the bailiffs of the abbot of Whiteby and to the keepers of his port 

York. there. Order to release two ships of certain merchants of Zeeland 



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1319, Membrane 13 — cont. 

(Seland), laden by them with white herrings in Norway for the purpose of 
taking them to Kyngeston-on-HuU, and to restore them to the said mer- 
chants in the presence of Robert du Celer of Kyngeston-on-Hull and of 
John de Whiteby, who have mainperned before the king in chancery 
that the merchants will take the ships to Kyngeston-on-Hull and will 
discharge them there and not elsewhere, the bailiffs and keepers having 
arrested the ships because the merchants were unable to find them security 
not to take them to the Scots. 

Feb. 16. To John de Wysham. Order to deliver to Edmund de Wodestok, the 

York. king's brother, the issues of the castle and honour of Knaresburgh, and of 
the manors of Aldeburgh, Boroughbridge (^Ponteburgi), and Rouclyf from 
Michaelmas last past, provided that he sustain the charges incumbent there- 
upon from that time, the king having, on 2 February last, granted the 
premises to him in aid of his maintenance, provided that he render to the 
aforesaid John 200 marks, which the king granted that John should 
receive yearly from the issues, and having ordered John to deliver the 
premises to Edmund together with the armour, victuals, and all other the 
king's things in the castle, which were in John's custody by the king's 
commission. 

Feb. 13. To Stephen le Blund, receiver of the king's victuals at Newcastle-on- 

York. Tyhe, or to him who supplies his place. Order to deliver to Simon de 
Welden, John de Seton, Anthony de Einygton, Richard de Oggel, John 
de Trewyk, Richard de Cramlinton, Robert de Seton, John Grey, Walter 
de Hanwyk, John de Plessys, Alan de Wilton, Adam de Mikeleye, Alan 
de Hepescotes, Adam de Eresdon, Robert de Fenrother, John de Kyng- 
ton, 'I'homas de Bm-ton, John de Matfen, Robert Bataille, William de 
Croxton, John de Derteford, Adam de Carlton, Robert de Haukewell, 
John de Morpath, Hugh de Aketon, Thomas de Witton, Adam Pal- 
mere, Thomas de Boteland, Henry de Trew^^k, John de Wodeslade, 
Thomas de Burghton, John de Neubigging', and Robert de Joneby, 
men of the county of Northumberland, 10 tuns of wines of the 40 tuns 
granted by the king at their petition to the knights and others of that 
county who are lacking the necessities of life owing to the invasions of 
the Scots, in aid of their maintenance, the king having appointed the 
said receiver and William Rydel and Richard de Emeldon to divide 
the 40 tuns amongst the knights and others according to the require- 
ments of their estate and their merits and the amount of loss sustained 
by them, which division and distribution have not been yet made on ac- 
count of the petition of certain men seeking for part of the said wines ; 
wherefore the king grants the above 10 tuns to the above-named men on 
account of their long prosecution and their necessity. By K. 

Feb. 23. To A. archbishop of Dublin, justiciary of Ireland, and to Master Walter 
York. de Islep, treasurer there. Order to cause the castle of Cnokfergus in Ire- 
land, in the king's hands, to be defended sufficiently with fencible men, 
armour, and victuals, as shall seem good to them and to John de Athy, to 
whom the king has committed the custody of the castle during his will 
and whom he is sending to them on this behalf. By K. and C. 

Feb. 27. To the sheriff of Essex and Hertford. Order to pay, out of the first 

York. issues of his bailiwick, to Giles de Tholosa, keeper of certain of the king's 

great horses, 20/. for the expenses of the horses. By K. 

Feb. 23. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

York. be elected in place of Robert Benedicite, who is unable to execute the office 
owing to incurable infirmity. 



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1319. Membrane 13 — cont. 

Feb. 27. To the prior of Kermerdyn, chamberlain of Kermerdyn. Order to pay 

York. to D. bishop of St. Davids 10/., in payment of that sum lent by the bialiop 
to John de Athi, lately coming from Ireland to the king on the king's 
affairs. By K. 

To the same. Order to provide victuals to the value of 100 marks by 
the advice of John de Athi, constable of the castle of Cracfergus, and to 
cause them to be delivered to him, to be taken by him to the aforesaid 
castle for the munition thereof. By K. 

To the same. Order to provide a great ship in the town of Kermerdyn 
by the advice of the aforesaid John, and to cause her to be provided with 
sailors and other fencible men to set out at the king's wages in his company 
for the aforesaid castle, and to cause her to be sent thither, as the king needs 
such a ship for the repulse of the Scotch and the safe custody of the castlo 
aforesaid. If he cannot obtain the ship without buying her, he is to buy her 
out of the issues of his bailiwick, and to deliver her to John, making an 
indenture with him concerning the delivery and the price, whereby the 
king wiU cause allowance to be made to the prior and [so] that the price of 
the ship may be deducted from the total of the wages owing to John. 

ByK. 

Feb. 26. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to take with him William de Cheneres- 

Tork. ton, and to provide five ships in his bailiwick with all speed, and to cause 
them to be provided witli fencible men, to wit a double shipment {esMpia- 
tnento), and to deliver them thus manned to the king's clerk Thomas de 
Newebiggiug', whom the king is sending to them in this behalf, to be taken 
by him to John de Athy, admiral of the king's ships in Ireland and 
constable of the castle of Krakfergus in Ulster (Ulton), to stay in the 
admiral's company at the king's wages to be paid by the said clerk from the 
time when the ships are delivered to him by the sheriff, as the king 
greatly needs the aid of ships against the summer season for the repulse of 
the Scotch rebels and the salvation of the aforesaid castle. By K. 

JSt erant patentes. 

To the abbot of Tavystok. Request that he will lend the king lOOZ. for 
which he is bound to answer to the king for his mine in co. Devon beyond the 
assignment made to him for a certain term, and 300/. upon a further assign- 
ment of the mine to be made to him by the king, and that he will pay the 
400/. to the aforesaid Thomas de Newebigging' for the above matters. 

Feb. 26. To the same. Request that, if he be unable to lend the king the above 

York. sum at present, he will apply to the abbot of Bukland to lend him 20/., 
the abbot of Bukfast to lend him 30/., the prior of Plumpton to lend him 
100 marks, the abbot of Torre to lend him 30/., the prior of Launceton to 
lend him 20/., the prior of Bodmyne to lend him 20/., the abbot of Herte- 
land to lend him 30/., the prior of Tywardray to lend him 20/., the abbot 
of Forde to lend him 40/., and the abbot of Clive to lend him 30/,, whom 
the king has desired to lend the abbot the above sums upon security to be 
found by the abbot. By K. and C. 

To the abbot of Bukland. Request that he will lend the abbot of 
Tavestok 20/. for the above purpose upon security to be found by the 
abbot. By K. 

The like to the above-named abbots and priors. 



Membrane 12. 

March 2. To John de Crumbwell, keeper of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

York. deliver William de Shefeld, imprisoned at York for trespass of venison in 



60 



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1319. 



Peb. 26. 
York. 



Feb. 28. 
York. 



Feb. 24. 
York. 



March 4. 
York. 



March 6. 
York. 

Feb. 24. 
York. 



March 5. 
York. 



March 7. 
York. 

March 8. 
York. 



March 11. 
York. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 
the forest of Galtres, in bail to twelve mainpernors who shall undertake to 
hiive him before the justices of Forest pleas when they next come to those 
parts. 

William son of John de Rysum, knight, and Herbert de Rysum, his 
brother, in the king's prison at Ravenesrod for the death of William son of 
Peter atte See, have letters to the sheriff of York to bail them until the first 
a-^size. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to deliver to the keeper of the 
stud (eqidcii) of the king's coits in the park of Risbergh what shall be 
.necessary for their maintenance. By K. 

The like to the following: 

The sheriff of Oxford for the stud in the parks of Wodestok and 

Cornebir[y]. 
The sheriff of Southampton for the stud in Odiham park. 
The slieriff of Essex for the stud in Reylegh park. 

To Ralph de Crophull, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the goods and chattels of Margaret de Nevill, and to 
cause them to be delivered to her executors to be kept by them for the 
king's use, as the king has bought them from her executors and wills that 
they shall remain in their custody until he shall otherwise ordain. By K. 

The like to Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John Conquest, who cannot attend to the duties of 
the office as he is smitten with paralysis. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of John de Mortonne, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit the 
priors and brethren of the Carthusian order of Witham and Henton of 
75/. 9«. 0\d., which are exacted from them by summons of the exchequer, 
to wit 19Z. 13s. ?id. for the tenth for two years, 29/. 10s. 6d. for the tenth 
for three years, 9/. 16s. lOrf. for the tenth for one 3'ear imposed upon the 
English clergy by pope Clement, and Ql. 16s. lOrf. for the yearly tenth 
imposed by pope .John, granted to the king and his fatlier by the popes, 
and 6/. lis. 2^fi?. for ihe fifteenth granted fo the king by the clergy of 
the province of Canterbury, as the king has pardoned them the same. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to commit 
to Haketus de la Sale the office of stewardship of all the king's demesne lands 
of Castrum Leonis, Tassagard, Cromelyn, and other lands in those parts 
by letters of the exchequer, the king having granted that office to him at 
pleasure during good behaviour, receiving therefor the usual wages. By K. 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in his own place, as he cannot attend to the duties of the office. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to 
commit to Pelegrinus, [son of] Bonoditus de Controne, deceased, {Pele- 
grinus quondam Bonoditi de Controne) the custody of the customs of 
wool, hides, and wool-fells in Ireland, receiving therefor the usual wages, 
the king willing that he shall have that oHice at his will and that he shall 
not be amoved during good behaviour without the king's special order. 

By K. 

To J. bishop of Winchester, the treasurer. Order to pay to Simon de 
Driby, the king's yeoman, what the king owes him by bills of the wardrobe 
up to 100/., as Simon has granted to the king that he will set out at his 



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Mfirch 12. 
York. 



March 12. 
York. 



March lo. 
York. 



March 13. 
York. 



March 15. 
York. 



March 20. 
York. 



March 17. 
York. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 
own charges on the sea to repress the Scotch rebellion, provided that he be 
satisfied of a reasouable part of certain sums of money due to him from the 
king by bills of the wardrobe. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause satisfuetion 
to be made to the king's clerk William de Chestrefeld for his expenses in 
affcering {affurend') amercements for the king's use in the 8th, 9th, and 
12th years in divers counties of England, as he has prayed the king to 
cause him to be satisfied for his expenses. 

To Master Kichard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to Edith de la Lynde, mother of Geoffrey de la Lynde, aa his nearest 
[friend], certain lands in Hertlegh, co. Dorset, which, it appears by inqui- 
sition taken by the escheator, William de la Lynde held at his death in his 
demesne as of fee of the king in socage, by the service of rendering 30«. 
yearly to the king's manor of Fordyngton, by which inquisition it appears 
that William held no lands of the king iu chief by reason whereof the 
custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, and that the aforesaid 
Geoffrey, his bi'other, is his nearest heir and is aged 8 years. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequei'. Order to acquit Ralph 
de Bulmer of 10/. of the 20/. wherein he made fine with the king for pardon 
of his trespass in marrying Alice, late the wife of Walter de Faucomberge, 
tenant in chief, and 5 marks of the 10 marks wherein he made fine for 
Alice's trespass in acquiring and entering together with the said Walter 
the manor of Rise, which is held in chief, without the king's licence. 

ByK. 

To the same. Order to allow to Roger Damory, in his ferm of the castle 
and honour of Knaresburgh, 138/. 14s. \\d., as it appears by inquisition 
taken by John de Wysham, late keeper of the said castle and honour, Adam 
de Hoperton, and Richard de Aldeburgh that John de Lilleburn levied and 
retained rents, ferms, and other profits of the castle and honour to the above 
amount when he occupied the castle against the king during Roger's custody. 
By K. on the information of Roger de Northburgh. 

To the same. Order to acquit the aforeriaid Roger of 100/., as it appears 
by the above inquisition that Roger levied that sura of the ferms and issues 
of the aforesaid castle and honour, intending to pay the same into the 
exchequer, and the aforesaid John de Lilleburn eloigned this money when 
he occupied the castle, and that the money did not c:>me to Rnger's hands 
in any wise. By K. on the information of Roger de Northburgh. 

To the chamberlain of Kaernervan. Order to cause Roger de Mortuo 
Mali of Wygemore, whom the king has appointed justiciary of Ireland, to 
have passage out of the issues of his bailiwick for himself and 40 uien-at- 
arms in his company, as he is going to Ireland. By K. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Robert de Bolton, who is incapacitated by age and 
infirmity. 

To the bailiffs of Kingeston-on-Hull. Order to deliver to the king's 
clerk Hugh de Burgh all the money, goods, and chattels in their custody 
that he can prove by his oath to be his, they having arrested John son of 
Michael de Caveford, late servant of the said Hugh, on suspicion and at the 
prosecution of certain persons upon his coming to their town with money 
by tale and other goods and chattels of the said Hugh's in his cu.stody. 
The king makes this order so that Hugh may continuously attend to his 
affairs, although the money, goods, and chattels may in some way pertain to 
the king. By K. 



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1319. Membrane 12 — cont. 

March 23. To the sheriff of Rutland. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
York. be elected iu place of John de Caldecote, deceased. 

March 17. To L. bishop of Durham, or to him who supplies his place, he being 
York. absent in remote parts. Order to cause the goods and chattels found in a 
ship manned by the Scotch rebels that was taken on the sea coast near 
Cotum, near Lathum, to be replaced in the ship, and to cause them to be 
delivered to the king's Serjeants John Cumcedieu and Andrew Rosekyn, 
whom the king is sending to him, to receive them and bring them to the 
king at York, and to attach the malefactors who captured the ship, and to 
cause the prisoners taken therein to be brought to York, the king, because 
he was lately given to understand that certain malefactors and disturbers of 
the peace took by force and arms the aforesaid ship and the goods and 
chattels in her to the value of 2,000Z., which pertained to tlie king aa 
forfeiture, and carried the same to Hertelpole within the bishop's liberty, 
and committed other enormities upon the king, having ordered the bishop 
to cause the goods to be replaced iu the ship, and to deliver the ship and 
goods to the king's envoys to be brought to York, and he who supplies the 
place of the bishop having asserted before the king at York that he had 
attached certain of the malefactors and certain goods and chattels found in 
the ship. 

March 23. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause a verderer for the king's 
York. forest of Inglewode to be elected in place of William de Osmunderlawe, 
deceased. 

• To Ralph de Crophull, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the manor of Farnleye, and to restore any issues 
received therefrom, as it appears by inquisition that Margaret de Nevill 
held the manor for term of her life by fine levied in the king's court, so 
that after her death it ought to remain to William de Nevill and the heira 
of his body, and that it is held of Thomas, earl of Lancaster, as of the 
honour of Pontefract by knight service. 

March 24. To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands that 
York. Walter son of Peter atte See held of other lords than the king, retaining in 
the king's hands the lands that he held of the king, as it appears by inqui- 
sition taken by the escheator that he held at his death a messuage and two 
bovates of land in Sunthorp of the king in chief as of the honour of Albe- 
marle by knight service, and that he held no other lands of the king as of 
the crown by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to 
the king, and that he held other lands of divers other lords, and that John 
his son is his next heir and is aged eight years. 



Membrane 11. 

March 20. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
York. to brother Adam de Esshe, to whom the king has committed, during 
pleasure, the custody of the hospital of St. Mary, Ospryng, the temporalities 
of the hospital and all other things taken into the king's hands by reason of 
the death of brother Henry de Tenham, to whom the king committed the 
custody of the hospital during pleasure, together with the issues of the 
hospital received by him, he having taken them into the king's hands 
because Henry died before he was amoved from the custody, as if Henry 
had been perpetual [keeper] thereof. 

March 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to levy for the 
York. king's use all the debts due to Simon Guidi at his death, in part payment of 



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1319. 



March 20. 
York. 



March 24. 
York. 



March 30. 
York. 



March 24. 
York. 



Membrane II — cont. 
the debts due from him to the exchequer. The king makes this order with 
the assent of Simon's executors, as Simon's debts to the king cannot be 
satisfied except from the debts due to Simon. By K. 

To the same. Order to acquit Eleanor, late the wife of John Bluet, 
tenant of certain of his lands, of the eleventh and tenth granted to the late 
king, if they find that John served the late king in his war in the duchy 
[of Aquitaine] between him and tlie king of France, the king having 
pardoned ia his parliament at York the eleventh and tenth to the earl.i, 
barons, and others who served the late king in the duchy during the war. 

ByK. 

To J. bishop of Winchester, principal collector of the yearly tenth 
imposed upon the clergy by pope John for the king's use. Order to allow 
to the abbot of By land (de Bella Landa), out of the 8/. 7*. 1\d. due from 
him for the above tenth, the sum of 115s. due to him from the king, to wit 
75*. for sheep bought from him by Ralph Spray on 28 August, in the 4th 
year of the king's reign, for the expenses of the king's household, as appears 
by a bill under the seal of Ingelard de Warle, late keeper of the wardrobe, 
and 40s. for hay bought from him for the king's horses in November, in 
the I2th year of the king's reign, as appears by a bill under the seal of 
Eoger de Northburgh, keeper of the wardrobe, receiving the aforesaid bills 
from the abbot. By K. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to supersede until Michaelmas next 
the execution of the king's order to arrest goods of the men and merchants 
of the power of the king of France to the value of 402/. lis. \0d., issued 
at the suit of Simon de Abyndon and Stephen le Fullere and their fellows, 
and to release anything that he may have arrested by virtue of the eaid 
order. The king makes the present order at the request of the king of 
France. By K. 

The like to the bailiffs of Southampton, who were ordered to aiTest 
goods to the value of 400/. 

The like to the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, who was ordered to arrest 
goods to the value of 333/. 6s. Bd. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to audit the 
account of Gilbert Makasky of what he shall acknowledge upon oath to 
have received of the issues of the land of Man from 18 February, in the 
4th year of the king's reign, when the king appointed him by letters 
patent under his seal for Scotland constable of the castle and keeper of 
the Isle of Man, until 1 May following, when the king gave that land to 
Henry de Bello Monte for his life, and of the arrears in that land due to 
Anthony, late bishop of Durham and lord of that land, received by Gilbert, 
for which the king wills that answer shall be made to the bishop's 
executors, and of Gilbert's expenses in repulsing the Scotch rebels, and if 
they find that John de Ergayl received from Gilbert 500 marks, and if 
Gilbert exhibit a tally of the exchequer for 308/. I7s. Gd. paid by him to 
Gilbert de Bromleye, late keeper of the king's stores in the parts of 
Carlisle to allow these payments and expenses to the said Gilbert Makasky 
in his account at the exchequer, and to cause payment or assignment to be 
made to him for what shall be found to be due to him upon his account, as 
the king has received complaint from him that whereas he has exhibited to 
the treasurer and barons upon his account particulars to the amount of 
308/. 7s. 6\d. alone received by him, and has ofiered himself to render 
account by divers of the king's orders that were afterwards lost in 
Scotland by misfortune and the attacks of the king's enemies, for 500 
marks paid by him to the said John de Ergail for the king's affairs, and 
for 308/. 17s. 6d. paid by him to the said Gilbert de Bromleye in order to 



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1319. Membrane 11 — cont. 

stove the king's castles in the Marches of Scotland, and that he has 
expendeil 565Z. 1*. Od. during that time in the king's service in the wages 
of knights, esquires, and other warriors for the repulse of the Scotch 
enemies then attacking the said land, which payments and expenses he 
made out of the aforesaid sum of 308/. 7s. 6^d. and of 7'1- 17*. lOd. of 
the aforesaid arrears due to the said Anthony, bishop of Durham, and out 
of his own moneys, and although he has accounted in the king's wardrobe 
for the said 308/. 17*. 6d. paid to Gilbert de Bruraleye, and had a bill 
therefor whereby a tally was levied at the exchequer for that sum, and John 
de Ergayl acknowledged at the exchequer that he had received the aforesaid 
600 marks, the treasurer and barons have not yet proceeded to a final account 
with Gilbert, because he has not shewn any mandates for the said payments 
and because the issues of the aforesaid land for the above time do not 
extend to the total of the payments, and they defer making him allowance 
and Siitisfaction therefor, wherefore he has prayed the king to provide him 
a remedy ; the king makes this order as he wishes to shew him special 
grace, because he learns that Gilbert served him in a praiseworthy manner 
in defending the land of Man, in Scotland, and in the Marches, and for 
this purpose exposed himself and his goods. By K. and C. 

To the same. Order to acquit John du Char of a moiety of the issues of 
the manor of Grafton, co. Northampton, from 9 June, in the 11th year of 
the king's reign, when it was taken into the king's hands by virtue of the 
ordinances, as the king, on 26 November last, in his parliament at York, 
granted a moiety of the manor to his yeoman Jakenettus de Maregny for 
life, as of the yearly value of 10/., and ordered the said John to deliver the 
moiety to him, together with the issues thereof from the time when the 
manor was resumed into the king's hands, the king having, on 26 July, in 
the 1 2th year, committed the custody of the manor to John during 
pleasure. 

Membrane 10. 

April 3. To Master Eichard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to amove 

York. the king's hand from a messuage and a bovate of land in Ulseby, which 
belonged to Simon Scot of Ulseby, and not to intermeddle further there- 
with, as it appears by inquisition taken by the escheator that Simon set out 
for Scotland against the king's enemies, and that he was slain at 
Dernyngton, dying in the king's faith, in the feast of St. Barnabas, in the 
8th year of the king's reign, and that Matthew Broun, then sub-escheator 
in the county of Lincoln, asserting that Simon adhered to (he king's 
enemies, took the premises into the king's hands as forfeited, and that they 
are still in the king's hands on this account, and that they are held of 
Eobert son of John Comyn by the service of 8s. yearly, and are worth 2*. 
yearly beyond that sum, and that Nicholas, son of the said Simon, is his 
nearest heir. By chancellor. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 
executors of the will of William de Cray 50 marks yearly of the king's 
gift from the feast of St. John the Baptist, in the 8th year of the king's 
reign, during the minority of Walter son and heir of John de Trailly, in the 
extents of the manors of Yevelden and Northyevel, co. Bedford, and Conye, 
CO. Cambridge, the king having, on 8 June, in the 8th year of his reign, 
granted to the said William de Cray, in remuneration of his service, he 
being then appointed captain and admiral of the king's fleet setting out 
for Scotland by the Irish Sea, the custody of the lands that Eleanor, late the 
wife of Walter de Trailly, grandfather of the aforesaid Walter son of John 
Trailly, held of Walter's inheritance, which were then in the king's 



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April 9. 
Kirkham. 



April 10. 
Kirkham. 



April 12. 
Kirkham. 



April 9. 
Kirkham. 



April 12. 
Kirkbam. 



April 12. 
Kirkham. 

76416. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

hands on account of her death and of the minority of the heir, to hold 
from the aforesaid feast of St. John the Baptist during the heir's minority, 
so that William should receive 50 marks yearly from the issues thereof 
during that term, and that he should pay the rest of the issues to the 
exchequer yearly according to an extent to be made, and according to the 
form of an indenture between him and the king, whereof the second part is 
in the wardrobe, as contained in the king's letters patent, and the aforesaid 
manors, which Eleanor held of the inheritance aforesaid, are extended by 
the king's clerk Adam de Lymbergh and by Walter de Mollesworth to 
59/. Ss. 7d., to wit the manor of Yeveldon 35/. l.s. 6d., the manor of 
!N"orthyevel 9/. 14*. 6d., and the manor of Conye at 14/. 7*. 7d. They are 
ordered to charge the executors with the remainder of the above extent 
during the aforesaid period. 

To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
Ralph de Blojhou, son and heir of Alan de Bloyhou, tenant in chief of the 
late king, to have seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age 
before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Robert 
Baygnard, late sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, such wages for Rhys (Resus) 
brother of Malgon, Griffin his brother, and the son of Rhys ap Mereduk, 
Welshmen then staying in Korwich castle, and for their keeper and also 
for their robes, linen cloths, and shoe-leather, and other necessaries as were 
allowed to preceding sheriffs. 

To the same. Order to allow to the collectors of the custom of wool, 
hides, and wool-fells in the port of Kingeston-on-Hull such wages for 
Robert Hastang', the king's late controller of that custom, for the time of 
his office as were allowed to Master William de Wiggeston, the late con- 
troller, or to other controllers there. By K. 

To the same. Order to acquit Gilbert de Aton, kinsman and heir of 
William de Vescv, of the debts that the late king pardoned the said 
William, the late king having, on 18 February, in the 25th year of his 
reign, pardoned William all the debts due from him for lines and amerce- 
ments and other debts, and the debts of John de Vescy his brother and of 
other his ancestors, and all debts due from him in his own person after the 
account rendered at the late king's exchequer for the time when he was 
justiciary of Ireland and for the time when he was justice of the Forest this 
side Trent, which pardon the late king made him in consideration of 
William's grant to him of the castle, manor, and county of Kildar and of 
the manor of Sprouston, of which manor Clemencia, late the wife of John 
de Vescy, his son, held two parts in dower, and Isabella, late the wife of 
John de Vescy, his brother, held the third part in dower. 

To Master John Wnlewayn, Adam de Herewynton, and John de 
Bromfeld. Order not to intermeddle with the services or customs due to 
the castle and honour of Montgomery or other things whereby the services 
and customs may be diminished, by reason of the king's late appointment 
of them as his justices to enquire concerning the oppressions, damages, and 
grievances committed in the county of Salop by divers sheriffs of the 
county, their clerks, bailiffs, and ministers, constables and keepers of 
prisoners, bailiffs of liberties and sub-escheators by colour of their office 
upon men of that county and upon others coming into the county by false 
indictments, imprisonments, appeals, ransomp, and distraints made for unjust 
reasons, and to hear and determine the complaints concerning such wrongs 
since the king's accession. 

To Roo'er de Mortuo Mari, justiciary of Ireland. Order to amove 
Master Elias Lagheles from all officer touching the king, and to attach hira 



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1319. Membrane 10 — cont. 

by his body and cause him to come to the liing under safe custody, so that 
he be before the king in fifteen days from Midsummer to answer for his 
contempt of the king's oi-der to amove himself from tlie possession of the 
prebend of Fynnore in the church of Cashel, the liing having revoked the 
collation thereto that he asserted that he had from Edmund !e Botiller, late 
justiciary of Leland, and having ordered him to permit the king's clerk 
John de Colon', to whom the king had previously granted the prebend, to 
have the prebend, or to appear before the king at certain days now passed 
to do and receive what sliould be ordained by the king's coiincil in this 
matter. By pet. of C. 

April 16. To Roger Damory, late keeper of the castle and honour of Knaresburgh. 
York. Order to allow to Eleanor de Muntketon, to whom Roger committed the 
town of Boroughbridge {Ponte Burgi) from Michaelmas, in the 11 th year 
of the king's reign, until the following Michaelmas for 80/., in her ferm the 
sum of 29/. 19s. 4£/., which the king has pardoned her because he learns by 
inquisition taken by Richard de Bernyngham, Adam de Hopeiton, and 
Thomas de Eyvill that the said town, which is of the aforesaid honour, was 
burnt by the Scotch rebels on Sunday before the Ascension, in the 11th 
year of the king's reign, so that the tenants thereof are impoverished, and 
that no rent pertains to the ferm of the town, and that the Scots broke the 
king's granary there where the multure of his mills pertaining to the ferm 
of the town was collected, and carried away the corn therein found, to wit 
1^ quarters of wheat, price 16«., 2 quarters and a bushel of rye, price 21*. 3</., 
2 quarters and a bushel of malt, price 14s., and that the profit of the mills 
there, which pertained to the ferm, was diminished from the said Sunday 
until Michaelmas following during the time of the ferra to the value of 
8^ quarters of wheat, price 4/. \Qs. 8d., 12 quarters and a bushel of rye, price 
61. Is. 3d., 21 quarters of malt, price 71., two bu.shels of 'skiling' price 
2s. 8d., .and that the profit of the market and fair pertaining to the ferm 
was diminished during that time to the vahie of 73s. id., and that the 
perquisites of the court and the ferry (fractum) of the water of Yore per- 
taining to the ferm were diminished during that time to tlie value of 61. 

April 18. To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to pay to Adam de la Haye of 

Tork. Bukyngham 102s. 6c/., which the king owes him for bread bought from 

him for the expenses of the king's household in July last, as appears by 

a bill under the seal of Roger de Norburgh, keeper of the wardrobe, in 



his possession. 



Membrane 9. 



April 23. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
York. Pewesham to be elected in place of William le Scryveyn of Calne, who is 

incapacitated by age and infirmity. 

April 23. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
Yoik. be elected in place of John de Merlouwe, who is incapacitated by age. 

April 24. To the bailiffs of the liberty of Raveneserod. Order to release 1 5 dakers 
York. of cowhides, price of a daker 13s. 4</., and 22 dakers of ' bukfel,' price of a 
daker 6s., of Tiddemann Rounson of Lubyk, and 12 dakers of hides, price 
of a daker 13s. 4rf., of John Munstre of Lubyk, and 54/. in money by tale 
of the goods of Gerkin Haghthorn of Lubyk, Henry Attendern', and the 
aforesaid Tidemann and John, arrested by them by virtue of the king's 
order to arrest goods of the men and merchants of the towns of Grippes- 
wold, Strallessound, and Lubyk to the value of 100/., issued because the 
schoffen and men of the said towns failed to make restitution or satisfaction 



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to Adam le Clerk of Lenne for his ship called ' La Plente ' of Lenne, 
price lOOZ. sterling, and her car^o of salt of Poitou {Paytou), lampreys of 
Nauntes, and certain bales of Bugeye and other goods to the value of 200^., 
which were captured, on the voyage to St. Johnstown of Perth, by Henry 
de Riklynghous and other malefactors of those towns, as William de 
Pikworth, Adam's attorney in this behalf, and the said Tiddemann, Gerkin, 
and Henry iiave appeared in person before the king in chancery, and 
certain letters patent of the king's having been shewn, whereby he granted 
to the burgesses of that town that from 20 April, in the 8th year of the 
king's reign, for four years next following, no man, alien or native, should 
be distrained or attached in the town or port for any debt whereof he was 
not principal debtor or security, or on account of any trespass committed 
by others, or should be hindered at anyone's suit by the arrest of his goods 
for any such debt or trespass, and the said Wilham then asserted that 
Tiddemann, Gerkin, and Henry were some of the principal trespassers in 
this case, and ought not, therefore, to enjoy the liberty granted to the 
said burgesses, Tiddemann, Gerkin, and Henry asserting the contrary; 
wherefore the king ordered the bailiffs to enquire on Thursday after the 
close of Easter last, in the presence of the parties, whether or not Tiddemann, 
Gei'kin, and Henry were of the principal perpetrators ; and it is found by 
their inquisition that Tiddemann, Gerkin, and Henry are not of the 
principal perpetrators, and are not in anywise guilty of the aforesaid 
trespass, and never aided, counselled, or consented to the said Henry de 
Eyklynghous or the other malefactors who stole and carried away the 
ship. 

April 24. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 
York. of Ingelwode to be elected in place of William de Osmonderlawe, deceased. 

April 26. To Stephen de Abyndon, the king's butler, or to his attorney in the 
York. port of London, Order to deliver to the monks of St. Peter's West- 
minster a tun of wine of the right prise at London, in accordance with the 
grant of Henry III. to them of a tun of wine yearly. 

April 28. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
York. elected in place of William de Wyvill, lately elected, whom the king haa 
amoved from office for insufficient qualification. 

April 29. To Robert de Hastang', keeper of the town of Kyngeston-on-Hull, or to 

York. him who supplies his place. Order to buy and purvey in that town and 

port 40 tuns of wine, and to deliver them to Stephen de Abyndon, the 

king's butler, or to Richard de la Pole, his attorney in that port, in order 

to bring them to the king at York for the expenses of the king's household. 

ByK. 

May 3. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

York. Simon Perot, kinsman and heir of Simon Perot, tenant in chief, to have 

seisin of the land that the said Simon his uncle held of the king in chief 

at his death, as he has proved bis age before the escheator and the king 

has taken his homage. By P-s- [4954.] 

May 4. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order not to pay any money until 

York. further orders to John Belle, William Jetour, Nicholas de Bruntof t, and 
John de Haukeslawe by virtue of the king's late order to pay them 
190 marks that remain to be paid to them of the 200 marks granted by the 
king to them and other men who lately took John do Wymes and other 
Scotch rebels in a ship at Hertelpol, whom they delivered to the king, 
to be parted amongst them, to wit 50 marks for their expenses in this 
matter, and 150 marks for the prisoners and what pertains to them of the 

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1319. Membrane 9 — con). 

said prisoners and of their goods found with them, likewise delivered to 
the king. By K. 

May 16. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

York. to be elected in place of Robert Kyme, who is incapacitated by age and 
infirmity. 

May 13. To the justices of the Bench. Whereas Thomas, earl of Lancaster, lately 

York. brought before them a writ of covenant against John de Warenna, earl of 
Surrey, concerning the manors of Gymmyngham, Beston, Tefford, and 
Methewold, the hundreds of Galhou and Brothercros, and 39;^ knights' fees 
inCanefeld, Eyston atte Mount, Houton, Berewyk, Creyk, "Waterdene, 
Snyterle, Barsham, Sidestern, Wyveton, Salthous, Gresham, Aylmerston, 
Clopton, Fyncham, Northwolde, Feltewell, Rokelound, Middelton, Est 
Rudham, West Rudham, Salle, Heydon, Kerdeston, Wodedallyng, Refham, 
Bergh, Heighten, Rugham, Fraulsham, Wetynge, Toftes, Croxton, Gress- 
enhale, Lexiam, Elsyng", Wesinham, Taverham, Drayton, Swenyngton, 
Alderford, Lyneford, Grymeston, Cungham, Bikerston, Ingeldesthorp, 
Stanefeld, Bryscley, Bilneye, Tidleshale, Westlexham, Skernyngg', and 
Hoo, and the advowsons of the churches of Suthreppes, Northreppes, 
Trymyngham, Munnesleye, Edyesthorp, Bradefeld, Swathefeld, Beston, the 
advowson of the abbey of Marnham, of the priory of the canons of Tefford, 
of the hospital of God's House, Tefford, the hospitals of St. Mary Magda- 
lene and St. John, Telford, and of a moiety of the church of Aylmerton, co, 
Norfolk, and the earl of Surrey came before the justices and acknowledged 
that the aforesaid manors, hundreds, and 21f of the aforesaid 39^ knights' 
fees were the right of the earl of Lancaster, and granted the same to him 
in court, whereof a note of a fine was made and levied before the justices, 
which note still remains to be engrossed ; and as Walter de Bredon, the 
attorney in this matter of the earl of Lancaster, prayed that the fine of the 
aforesaid manors, hundreds, and avowsons only and not of the aforesaid fees 
previously contained in the said note should be engrossed in the absence of 
the earl of Lancaster, and as the intention of the earl of Lancaster is now 
that the fine should be engi-ossed of the aforesaid manors, hundreds, and 
advowsons, omitting all the aforesaid fees, as he has acknowledged and 
granted before the king, the king now orders the justices to cause the fine 
to be engrossed before them of the aforesaid manors, hundreds, and advow- 
sons without mentioning the aforesaid fees, and to receive the aforesaid 
Walter in place of the earl of Lancaster for this purpose. By C. 

May 23. To the justices of the Bench. Order to cause dower to be assigned to 
York. Alice wife of William la Sousche, late the wife of Guy de Bello Campo, earl 
of Warwick, out of the lands of the earl's inheritance in co. Worcester that 
are held by persons who return the extents thereof to the exchequer, if the 
lands so held are sufiicient to dower her sufficiently, and if they are insuffi- 
cient for this purpose, to cause what is lacking of her dower to be assigned 
to her out of the lands of the earl's inheritance that Hugh le Despenser, 
the elder, holds, the aforesaid William and Alice having shewn by their 
petition before the king and his council that whereas they sought before the 
said justices a third of the manor of Beoylay, co. Worcester, of the yearly 
value of 25/., as her dower of the earl's freehold in that county against 
John the earl's son, who vouched to warranty WilUam de Wellesburn, who 
in his turn vouched to warranty Thomas son and heir of the aforesaid 
earl, a minor, whose body and part of his lands are in the king's custody, 
and a part of his lands in the custody of Hugh le Despenser, the elder, in 
that and other counties, and a part of his lands is in the hands of others in 
divers manners, and the aforesaid Hugh and the other keepers came into 
court, and Hugh alleged that he held the lands and tenements in his custody 



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by the king's commission for a sum of money due to him from the king, 
and the other keepers alleged that they held the lands in tlieir custody by 
an extent to be rendered at the exchequer yearly by separate commissions 
from the king, and Hugh and they alleged that they could not answer 
without the king, for which reason the justices have superseded the holding 
of the plea ; whereiore William and Alice prayed the king to cause the 
value of her third part to be assigned to them from the other lands of the 
earl in that county, and Hugh has likewise prayed the king by his petition 
to exonerate him from the dower because he holds the custody aforesaid 
until the age of the heir for money paid beforehand and there are sufficient 
other lands in that county held by yearly extent whereof she may have her 
dower. By pet. of C. [7634.] 

May 25. To L. bishop of Durham, or to his vicar-general, he being absent in 

York. remote parts. Order to certify J. bishop of Winchester and W. bishop of 
Exeter, principal collectors of the tenth of the clergy granted to the king 
by the pope, of the taxation that the king ordered him to make of benefices 
and of temporalities annexed to spiritualities in his diocese that have been 
wasted by the attacks of the Scots, so that they cannot answer for the tenth 
according to the old taxation, as the prior and convent of Durham, collectors 
of the tenth in that diocese, have levied the tenth according to the bishop's 
taxation, and the king has ordered the aforesaid principal collectors to receive 
the account of the prior and convent according to the bishop's valuation, and 
not to compel them to render another account according to the old taxation. 

Membrane 8. 

May 18. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to receivefrom William de Ayremynne 

York. or his baUiiFs all the corn and malt that he will deliver to him for the 
king's use by indenture and at a reasonable price, and to cause them to be 
carried to Newcastle-on-Tyne for the maintenance of the king and of his 
subjects who are coming thither, to be delivered to the receiver of the 
king's victuals. By C. 

The like to the sheriff of Huntingdon. 

To the aforesaid William de Ayremynne. Order to deliver to the afore- 
said sheriffs all his corn in both these counties. 

May 18. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner to be elected for 

York. the hundred and a half of Mitford, as the king has granted to J. bishop of 
Ely that he and his successors shall have a coroner to be elected in the 
usual way by the king's writs for the said hundred and a half, in which the 
bishop has the return of all writs by virtue of the charter of Henry III. 
confirmed by the king. By K. and C. 

May 18. To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Winchester. Order to pay to 

York. the sheriff of Southampton 200/. out of the ferm of that town, in order to 
procure carriage for corn and other victuals to Newcastle-on-Tyne that the 
king has caused to be purveyed in that county for the maintenance of him- 
self and his subjects about to set out towards Scotland for the expedition of 
the war. By K. 

To Ralph de Crophull, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the manor of Hoton Longvylers, and to restore the 
issues thereof, as it appears by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Margaret de Nevill, deceased, held the manor for term of her life only by fine 
levied in the late king's court by the gift of John de Lovetot, so that after her 
death it should remain to Geoffrey de Nevill and Robert and Edmund, his 
brothers, for the term of their lives, with remainder to the right heirs of the 
said Robert, and that the manor is held of John de Monbray by knight service. 



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3^319. Membrane 8 — cont. 

May 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Andrew 

York. de Keadale of 20Z. yearly from 15 September, in the 6th year of the king's 
reign, for the manor of Shotewyk, previously held by Roger Lestraunge for 
life, Avhich the king committed to Andrew for 10 years on 7 August, in the 
5th year of his reign, as the king afterwards granted it, on the aforesaid 
15 September, to Robert de Felton for life, when he ordered Andrew to 
deliver it to the said Robert. 

May 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to satisfy Richard 

Tork. de Ikene, Master John Caleys, and Godfrey, parson of the church of 
Snaihvell, executors of the will of John de Ketene, late bishop of Ely, for 
the arrears of the money for certain corn that Walter de Norwyco, when he 
was the king's treasurer, caused to be provided from the said bishop's corn 
in the executors' custody in the manors of the bishopric, and which he 
caused to be carried to Berwick-on-Tweed for the munition of that town, 
the executors having prayed the king to cause them to be satisfied out of 
the issues of the bishopric of the time when the king had the custody 
thereof upon the bishop's death, the greater part of the money being still 
unpaid. 

May 20. To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to John de la Haye, 

York. in his ferm for the manor of Edrop, in the king's hands by reason of the 
minority of the heir of Simon Darches, the custody whereof the king 
committed to him during the heir's minority, from year to year until he 
have been satisfied for 46/., which the king owes him' for money paid for 
corn bought and delivered to the brethren of the order of preachers at 
Langley, of the king's alms, in aid of their maintenance during the dear 
years last past. By p.s. 

May 22. To Roger de Mortuo Mari, justiciary of Ireland. Order to resume into 

York. the king's hands the custody of the lands of Robert de Clahull in Clonam, 
which are in the king's hands on account of the minority of his heir, and to 
cause the same to be delivered to Adam Bretoun, together with the issues 
thereof since the custody was taken from him, the justiciary having, when 
he supplied the king's place in Ireland, on 10 December, in the 11th year 
of the king's reign, granted the custody thereof to the said Adam during 
the heir's minority by letters patent under the great seal of Ireland, as the 
king afterwards, forgetting such power [of the justiciary], and being 
unaware of his grant to Adam, granted the aforesaid custody to John de Atliy, 
which custody John granted to A. archbishop of Dublin because he could 
not have seisin thereof because the aforesaid Roger had granted it to Adam, 
by reason whereof the said archbishop, whilst he was justiciary of Ireland, 
caused the custody to be taken into his hands ; wherefore Adam has 
prayed the king to confirm Roger's grant of the custody to him and to 
cause it to be restored to him. 

May 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit John de 

York. la Haye of the 100s. whereby he lately made fine with the king for licence 

for his wife Joan to marry him, as the king has granted this lOOi'. to Joan 

in aid of her marriage. By p.s. [4958.] 

May 21. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

York. William Plokenet, son and heir of William Plokenet, tenant in chief, to 
have seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age before the es- 
cheator and the king has taken his homage. By p.s. [4960.] 

May 16. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause coroners for that county to be 

York. elected in the places of Simon de Folketon and John Codlyng', deceased. 

May 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit the dean 

York. and chapter of Bangor, collectors of the tenth of the bishopric of Bangor, 



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of the demand for the tenths and other aids to the late king and the present 
king from the time of the burning and desti'uction of the church of Lamas 
of tlie bishopric of Banci;or in the war of Madoc Apelewelyn against the 
late king and the translation of the parishioners of that church by the late 
king's order lo the towns of Beaumaris and Rophair, by reason whereof the 
rents and profits are so reduced that they have not exceeded the value of 
20*. from that time, as appears by inquisition taken by the king's order by 
Roger de Mortuo Mari of Chirk, justice of Wales ; the dean and chapter 
having prayed the king to provide a remedy because the treasurcir and 
burons exact from them such aids and tenth because the church was taxed 
before the war at 12/. 10s. Od. By pet. of C. [4540.] 

May 20. To Hugh Daudeley, the younger. Order to supersede the execution of 

York. the king's laie order to follow and arrest Simon de Drayton, Adam de 
Waltham of JSTorhampton, clerk, Adam de Dagenhale and Joan his wife, 
John de Hegliam of Norhampton, Oliver de Nodarii«, Henry de Drayton, 
Henry Cavenard of Keston, Simon le Wright, Richard le Carter, William 
Rnssel, William Wymund, Gilbert de Alyngton, Roger Cogerel, Henry le 
Forester of Bulhay, William de London, Henry de Shrouesbury, Richard 
Adainesman de Waltham, John son of Oliver de Nodariis, Adam de Wal- 
tham of Norhampton, the older, and Alice his wife, Olive Adameswoman 
de Waltham, William le Keu of Luffewyk, and John de Wauton, chaplain, 
who broke the house of Agnes de Haudenby at Thrapeston, co. Northamp- 
ton, and took her and carried her to Norhampton, and imprisoned her 
there for five days without food and drink, and took her to Shughteburgh, 
CO. Warwick, and there tore out her eyes and cut out her tongue, and let 
her go inhumanly like a beast, as the king learned that they were wandering 
about in divers counties so that they could not be attached, whereupon the 
king appointed Henry le Scrop, Ralph Basset, Robert de Kendale, and 
Robert de Maddyngie his justices of oyer and terminer for the above tres- 
pas-es, and appointed the said Hugh to follow and an-est them and to cause 
them to be delivered for imprisonment to the sheriffs in whose bailiwicks 
they should be taken. By K. and C. 

May 23. To the sheriff of Norlhampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

York. to be elected in place of Henry de Tychemerssh, who is incapacitated by 
infirmity. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John de Wermyngton, who is incapacitated by age. 

May 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

York. master and brethren of the order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem in England 
and their successors to be quit of payment of the tenths heretofore granted 
to the king by the popes and from other tallages to the king, the master 
and brethren having shewn to the king that they ought to be quit of such 
tenths and tallages by reason of their order and by virtue of papal bulla 
and other muniments, which the king has inspected, especially as it behoves 
them to be in the front rank against the enemies of the cross in the Holy 
Land, and to cause them to be acquitted of the like hereafter. By K. 



Membrane .7. 

May 22. To Roger de Mortuo Mari, justiciary of Ireland. Order to resume into 

York. the king's hands the lands that Richard Constantyn, deceased, held in 

Walirothory of the heir of Robert de Chahull (sic), a minor in the king's 

■wardship, and to cause an extent thereof to be made in the presence of Adam 



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le Breton, to -wlioin Roger, -when supplying the king's place in Ireland, 
granted the extent of the said lands to be received from Walter de Cusaak, 
and the marriage of the heir, having committed the custody of the said 
lands during the heir's minority to the said Walter, and to permit Walter 
to hold the lands by the new extent during the heir's minority if he be 
■willing to do so, provided that ho answer to Adam yearly for such extent, 
and if he will not do so, to deliver the custody of the lands to Adam to 
hold during the heir's minority, together with tlie marriage of the heir, 
notwithstanding the grant thereof made by the king, in ignorance of the 
above grant to Adam, to John de Athy, who aftei-wards granted them to 
A. archbishop of Dublin because he could not have the custody as it had 
been previously granted by the said Roger, by reason of which grant the 
archbishop, whilst he was the king's justiciary of Ireland, caused the 
custody to be taken into his hands, where it still remains ; wherefore Adam 
has prayed the king to confirm the grants made by Roger. By K. 

May 30. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

York. to be elected in place of Robert de Mulcastre, who is incapacitated by 
blindness. 

May 26. To the sheriff of Huntingdon. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

York. to be elected in place of Roger de Cantilupo, who is insufficiently qualified. 

May 28. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

York. be elected in place of Richard Lywordi, who is incapacitated by infirmity. 

May 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

York. to be made to John GifEard of Brymmesfeld out of the yearly ferm that he 
renders to the king for the custody of the castle and lands in Thlanandevery 
in the marches of Wales, which belonged to Nicholas de Audele, tenant in 
chief, and which are in the king's hands during the minority of his heir, 
the custody whereof the king committed to John Giffard during the heir's 
minority, rendering therefor the extent of the castle and lands yearly, for 
52Z. 4i. Od., of the king's gift for his stay about the king in the northern 
parts in the 10th year of the king's reign, and for 314^. \0s. Od. due 
to him from the king, as appears by seven bills under the seal of Roger de 
Northburgh, keeper of the king's wardrobe, to wit 66^. 12*. Od. for his fee 
and summer robes in the 9th year of the reign and for the wages of himself 
and his men-at-arms in the Welsh war in the same year; 6/. 13s. id. for 
his winter fee of the 10th year of the reign ; 171. 6s. 8d. for his summer fee 
and winter and summer robes in the aforesaid year; 39/. 12s. Od. for his 
fee and winter and summer robes and the wages of himself and his men-at- 
arms in the 11th year ; and 9QI. 18s. Od. for the wages of himself and his 
men-at-arms staying in the king's company at York between 20 Septem- 
ber and 12 November, in the 12th year; and 44Z. 8s. Orf. that he ought 
to have received of the king's gift for his stay in the king's company with 
30 men-at-arms between 4 July, in the 10th year, and 27 July, in the 11th 
year; and 40Z. of the money that the king granted to him beyond the 
wages of himself and his men-at-arms staying in the king's war, in the 9th 
year of the reign. By p.s. 

May 30. To Ralph de Crophull, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Tork. meddle further with a messuage and a bovate and a half of land in Everton, 
■which are held of another than the king, and to restore the issues thereof, the 
king having lately ordered him to deliver to John son of Adam Damyot a 
moiety of a bovate of land in Mistreton, which belonged to Ralph Damyot, 
an idiot, deceased, by reason of whose madness the moiety was taken into the 
king's hands, and having ordered him not to intermeddle further with the 
lands that Ralph held of other lords, which order was issued because it 



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was found by an inquisition taken by Robert de Sapy, late escheator thia 
side Trent, that Ralph held the said moiety of the manor of Gryngeleye, in 
the king's hands, by the service of 8s. yearly, and that the aforesaid John , 
his kinsman, is his nearest heir and of full age ; as the king was afterwards 
given to understand by William de la Grave, son and heir of William 
de la Grave, that the aforesaid Ralph alienated 40 years before his 
death a messuage and a bovate and a half of land in Everton, which 
are held of another than the king, by resson of which alienation the 
tenements came to the hands of divers persons, and that William 
father of the said William had them in fee by the grant of John 
Romayn, late archbishop of York, and was seised thereof until his 
death, and William his son entered them by right of inheritance after his 
death, and continued his seisin thereof for 17 years and more until the day 
of Ralph's death, and that the tenements were at no time in Ralph's life- 
time in the king's hands through his madness ; whereupon the king ordered 
the escheator to enquire concerning the tenements in Everton, by whose 
inquisition it was found that William Fauconer was seised of the tenements 
aforesaid for 40 years and more, and that he enfeoffed John Romayn, then 
archbishop of York, of the same, and that the archbishop enfeoffed William 
de la Grave thereof in fee, who continued his seisin during his lifetime, 
to wit for 17 years, and that William his son entered the tenements 
as his heir, and peacefully held them, so that the king was never seised 
thereof during the whole lifetime of the aforesaid Ralph by reason of his 
madness, and that Ralph was not at any time in his life found to be an 
idiot or madman ; wherefore the said William de la Grave has prayed the 
king for remedy by his petition before him and his council. 

By pet. of C. [5680.] 

June 4. To J. bishop of Winchester, principal collector of the tenth of the clergy 

York. of England and Ireland granted to the king by the pope. Order to cause 
enquiry to be made as to the true yearly value of all ecclesiastical benefices 
and of the temporalities of prelates usually taxed amongst spiiitualities in 
Ireland that have been wasted and destroyed by the invasion of the Scotch 
rebels, and to cause them to be taxed to the tenth on this occasion accord- 
ing to the value thus ascertained. By K. 

June 3. To Roger de Mortuo Mari of Chirk, justice of Wales. Order to commit 

York. to Robert son of Henry, merchant of Robert de Holand, the custody of the 
bailiwick of Rogelou* of the cantred of Berfray, paying therefor as much 
as it could be demised for to others, if he be sufficient for the custody, re- 
ceiving from him sufficient security for his good behaviour in the bailiwick. 

By K. 

June 3. To John Haward. Order to pay to William Reymundi de Claverie, the 

York. king's serjeant-at-arms, out of the arrears due from John for the time when 
he was sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, the sum of 53/. Os. 4rf., which the 
king owes William, to wit 261. lis. Od., the balance of 36/. 11*. Od. for re- 
compence for his horses lost in the king's service at Stryvelyn in Scotland 
on 24 June, in the 7th year of the king's reign ; 41. Is. 4d. for his wages 
until the last day of November, in the 8th year ; 41. 3s. id. for his wages 
and robes between 1 December, in the 8th year, until 7 July then next 
following ; 78s. 8c/. for his wages allowed under the title of wages of cross- 
bowmen between 1 February, in the 9th year, and 7 July, in the same 
year, and for his summer robe of the same year ; 41. 19s. 4d. due to him 
as executor of the will of Bernard Reymundi de Porta, the king's late ser- 
jeant-at-arms, for Bernard's wages and summer robes in the 9th year ; 
7/. for his own wages and robes between 25 November, in the 10th year, 

• Written ' Bagelou ' in the margin. 



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and 7 July, in the same year ; 46*. Sd. for his wages allowed under the 
title of wages of crossbowmen between 8 July, in the 10th year, and 
24 November, in the same year, as appears by two bills under the seal of 
Inpelard de Warle, late keeper of the wanirobe, and by a bill under the 
seal of W. ar(;hbishop of York, late keeper of the wardrobe, and by four 
bills under the seal of Roger de Northburgh, keeper of the wardrobe. 

ByK. 

June 5. To Ralph de Crophull, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

York. Joan Comyn of Boghham or to her attorney all her goods and chattels 
found in the manor of Malton in Rydale, which manor she held by the 
king's commission, when the king caused the manor to be delivered to Gil- 
bert de Aton. 

June 3. To Richard de Perariis. Order to pay to Forcius Caillau, the king's 

York. serjeant-at-arms, out of the arrears due from Richard for the time when he 

was sheriff of Essex and Hertford, the sum of 43^. 3*. 10|c?., which the 
king owes to Forcius, to wit 41. 3*. Od. for his wages for the 6lh year 
of the king's reign ; 71. Qs. Orf. for his wages from 8 July until the last 
day of November, in the 8lh year; 4/. 15s. Od. for his wages and robes 
between 1 December and 7 July, in the 8tli year of the king's reign ; 
34*. 8c?. for his wages and robes between 8 July and the last d.-iy of 
January, in the 9th year ; 108j. 9c?. for money paid by him to Garcias de 
Suberseintz, the king's porter, for money due to him for his wages and 
robes between I February and 7 July, in tlie 9th year ; 2'Js. 6c?. paid by 
him to the said Garcias for money due to him for his wages between 
8 July and 24 November, in the 10th year ; 61. 14*. Sd. foi- his own 
wages and robes between 25 November and 7 July, in the 10th year ; 77*. 
the balance of 12/. 17s. Od. due to him from the king for his wages and 
robes for the Hth year and for recompence for his horse that died in the 
king's service in the same year; Tl. I7s. 3\d. for his wages allowfd in the 
roll of the marshalsea and under the tide of wages of crossbowmen, in the 
6th year of the king's i-eign : as appears by two bills under the seal of 
Ingelard de Warle, late keeper of the wardrobe, and by a l>ill under the 
seal of W. archbishop of York, late keeper of the wardrobe, and by a bill 
under the seals of Robert de Wodhous and Richard de Feriby, lately supply- 
ing the place of the archbishop as keeper of the wardrobe, and by four 
bills under the seal of Roger de Norihburgh, keeper of the wardrobe, and 
by a bill under the seal of John de Okeham, late cofferer of the wardrobe 
of the time of the aforesaid Ingelard. By K. 

June 4. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay 3s. a day to the 

York. king's clerk Adam de Lymbergh for his expenses in coming to the king to 

his parliament convened at Y''ork in a month f)om Easter last, in staying 

there, and returning home thence. By K. 

June 6. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

York. be elected in place of John le Pesshoner, deceased. 

June 7. To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to pay to John de UfTord, who is 

York. going to Ireland upon certain of the king's atfairs, 100s. for his expenses. 

ByK. 



Membrane. 6. 

May 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

York. names of the following benefices to be taken out of the taxation rolls of 

ecclesiastical benefices in the diocese of Chichester in the exchequer, and 

to cause the dean and chapter of Holy Trinity, Chichester, to be acquitted 



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of 101*. 4rf., at ■which they are taxed, if they find that the names of the 
rectors and vicars of the benefices and the names of the benefices were 
removed from the rolls on account of the poverty of the benefices, the 
dean and chapter having shewn by their petition in parliameut at York 
that although the benefices, which were first taxed at this sum by the 
bishops of Lincoln and Winchester, principal collectors of the tenth 
granted to the late king in aid of the Holy Land by the pope, were 
removed from the rolls of the said collectors on account of the poverty of 
the benefices, so that nothing has been since demanded or paid for them 
fot any tenths in aid of the Holy Land or of the church of Rome, the 
treasurer and barons nevertheless charge the dean and chapter with the 
said sum as if they had collected it, because the said names were not 
removed from the rolls of the taxations of benefices in the diocese of 
Chichester delivered into the late king's exchequer by the said collectors : 
the church of Esshington, taxed at 40^., the church of Braclesham, taxed 
at 6^ marks, the church of St. Mary, Westevere, 10 marks, the church 
of Sedelescombe, 7 marks, the church of All Saints, Chichester, 40*., the 
vicarage of Wylmyngton, 6 marks, the vicarage of Hillinglegh, 8 marks, 
the vicarage of Bodiham, G marks, the vicarage of Dalyngton, 6| marks, 
the vicarage of Nymmesfeld, 6^ marks, and the vicarage of Clyve, 
4 marks. By pet. of 0. [4935, 4936.] 

May 22. To Ralph de Crophull, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

Tork. Robert de Wellum a moiety of a bovate of land in Mistreton, together 
with the issues received therefrom from the time when they were taken 
into the king's hands, as John {sic) de Wellum has prayed for resiitution 
by petition before the king and council, because it appears by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that John de Wellum and Robert were seised of 
the above for 40 years and more before the death of Ralph Damyot, and 
that the king had at no time during Ralph's life seisin thereof by reason of 
Raljih's madness or otherwise, and Ralph was not an idiot in his lifetime, 
the king having previously ordered the escheator to deliver the moiety to 
John son of Adam Damyot, and not to intermeddle further with the lands 
that Ralph held of other lords, because it was found by inquisition taken 
by Robert de Sapy, late escheator this side Trent, that the moiety afore- 
said was in the king's hands on account of Ralph's madness, and that it is 
held of the manor of Gryngelege, in the king's hands, by the service of 
8s. yearly, and that John son of Adam Damyot, kinsman of the said 
Ralph, is his nearest heir and of full age, whereupon the king took his 
fealty, the king having ordered the second inquisition to be taken because 
he was afterwards given to understand on behalf of the said Robert that 
John de Wellum, his father, acquired the said tenement of Mistreton in 
fee from Ralph 40 years before Ralph's death, and that John held it peace- 
fully all his Ufe, and that Robert entered the same and held it until Ralph's 
death. 

June 1. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause two coroners for that county 

York. to be elected in the places of Robert de Stocheye, who is appointed justice 
of gaol delivery in that county, and of John de Bykebury, who is sheriif of 
the county. 

May 24. To Ralph de Crophull, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause Robert 

York. de Foxholes, brother and heir of John de Foxholes, tenant by knight service 

of the heir of Thomas de Caili, tenant in chief, in the king's wardship, to 

have seisin of the lands that his father held of the heir, as he has proved 

his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his fealty. 

May 28. To the mayor and bailiffs of Oxford. Order to assign, with the assent 
York. of the chancellor of the university, a certain and separate place in the 



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town, where strangers and foreign merchants bringing victuals to the town 
may sell the same by their own hands, and to cause proclamation to 
be made in the town inhibiting any burgesses or regrators or others ot 
that town from buying any goods or victuals from such strangers and 
foreign merchants before they come to the aforesaid place with their goods 
and victuals, or from intermixing themselves with the said merchants in 
the said place in buying goods and victuals, preventing the clerks and 
laymen in the town buying goods and victuals freely without forestalling, 
under pain of forfeiture of their victuals, the master and scholars of the 
university having shewn by their petition before the king and his council 
at York that burgesses and regrators of the said town meet merchants 
and other strange men coming to the town with victuals and other neces- 
saries for sale before they come to the town in divers places outside the 
town, and buy and forestall their goods and victuals, and intermix them- 
selves with the said merchants and men when they come to the town in 
selling their goods and victuals, so that the masters and scholars may 
not buy goods and victuals from the aforesaid merchants and men without 
forestalling. By pet. of C. 

May 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

York. exchequer to be transferred to York, together with the rolls, tallies, 
memoranda and other things touching it, and the rolls of the Bench of 
such years as they shall deem fit, and to attermine there all pleas touching 
the exchequer to the morrow of Michaelmas, when the king wills that the 
exchequer shall be held at York, and afterwards according to the exigence 
of the pleas and their discretion. By K. and C. 

May 28. To the justices of the Bench. Order to adjourn paities pleading before 

York. them in the Bench to York to the octaves of Michaelmas, when the king 

wills that the Bench shall be there, and afterwards according to the 

exigence of the pleas and their discretion. By K. and C. 

May 29. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to inspect the 

York. account and rolls of John de Sandale, the late king's receiver in Gascony, 
and if they find that he charged himself with 50/., for which Philip de Kyme 
made a simple recognisance in the late king's exchequer, being an imprest 
made to him upon his passage to Gascony in the late king's service during 
the war between him and the king of France, and that John did not make 
another recognisance for that sum to the late king, to discharge Philip of 
the said sum, as Philip has shewn by his petition before the king and his 
council that they exact this sum from him by virtue of the aforesaid 
recognisance and delay allowing him that sum, because the recognisance 
does not make mention that the 50Z. were received as imprest from the 
late king's wardrobe, although Philip had not previously made another 
recognisance for that sum, which sum was allowed to him by account 
made with the said John de Sandale in his wages for his stay in those 
parts, as appears by the account in the exchequer and by letters of Henry 
de Lacy, sometime earl of Lincoln, then keeper of Gascony. By pet. of C. 

May 30. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the houses within York castle 

York. and other houses to be repaired by the advice of J. bishop of Winchester, 
the treasurer, and of Walter de Norwyco, a baron of the exchequer, for the 
exchequer and the receipt of the tame, and for holding pleas of the Bench 
there, and for holding the king's Bench for pleas before the king, as the 
king has ordered that the exchequer and the Bench for Common Pleas 
shall be transferred to York by Michaelmas. By K. and C. 

June 1. To the chamberlain of North Wales. Order to receive the king's 

York. eerjeant David Oogh, who has long served the king and his father and 



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■who has not been provided with his maintenance, to stay at the king's 

wages in munition of the town of Karnarvan, and to cause him to receive 

■wa(;es as one of those staying in munition of that town. By K. 

May 30. To the chamberlain of Kaernarvan. Order to pay to a certain Scotch 

York. prisoner in the castle of Crukyn the arrears of his wages for the time tliat 

he has been in that castle, and to pay him such wages for so long as he 

stays in that castle. By K. 

June 2. To the same. Order to pay to Roger de Mortuo Mari of Chirk 100/. 

York. for his wages in going in the king's service in the present Scotch war. 

ByK. 
Like order to the chamberlain of Kaermerdyn. By K. 

June 3. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Oi'der to cause a coroner for that county to 

York. be elected in the place of Thomas Bencelyn, deceased. 
June 1. To the chamberlain of Kaernarvan. Order to pay to John de Sapy 

York. 12/., which the king owes him for his fee and for his winter and summer 

robes for the 12th year of the reign, as appears by a bill under the seal of 
Roger de Northburgh, keeper of the wardrobe. 
June 4. To Henry de Shyroks, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to cause 

York. payment for their work to be made weekly to the masons (cementarii) and 
other workmen of the castles in his bailiwick, and to cause the castles to be 
repaired, and to provide victuals and other dead garnisture for the munition 
of the castles by the view and testimony of the constables of the castles, 
and to cause payment to be made of the small fees and the usual wages of 
the officers and other Serjeants of the castles. 

To the same. Order to pay the fees and wages of the justic[e], 
constables, and sheriffs in his bailiwick as they have been wont to be paid 
heretofore. 
June 5. To Roger de Mortuo Mari of Chirk, justice of Wales. Order not to 

York. intermeddle further with the taking into the king's hands of the castle of 
Buelt, in Wales, as lately ordered by the king to do, and to send the king's 
oi'der and his other letters touching the matter into the chancery to be 
cancelled. By K. 

June 4. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 

York. intermeddle further with the lands of Richard de Venuz, and to restore the 

issues, as it appears by inquisition taken by the escheator that he held 

nothing in chief at his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands 

ought to pertain to the king. 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William son of Ralph, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Stephen de Boclond, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 
May 27. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit the 

York. executors of William [de*] Trente of 100/. yearly, which they exact from 
them for the manor and tovm of Ware, from the end of three years from 
15 December, in the 4th year of the king's reign, from which time Queen 
Isabella ought to receive the issues or ferms of the manor and towns, 
which the king, on 21 March, in the 3rd year, committed to the said 
William in consideration of 400/. due to him from the king, to wit 
178/. 17s. 1</. for wines bought from him for the king's use by Henry 
de Say, late the king's butler, and 221/. 2s. lie?, paid by him by the king's 

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1319. Membrane 6 — cont. 

order to Gilbert de Clare, late earl of Gloucester and Hertford, in part 
payment of a sum of money due to the earl from the king, to have until 
lo December then next following, and from then for three years, ■with all 
issues from 15 December then last past, upon which day Peter de 
Gavarton, late earl of Cornwall, rendered to the king tlie custody of the 
said manor and town and other lands that Joan, late the wife of John 
Wak, held at her death of the inheritance of Thomas son and heir of 
the said John, a minor in the king's wardship, as contained in tlje king's 
letters patent to the said William, the king having afterwards, on 4 March, 
in the 4th year, granted to Queen Isabella the custody of the lands of the 
said John and the ferms of his lands committed by the king to others. 



1318. Membrane 6. — Schedule. 

Warantia dierum. 

Aug. 13. To Eobert de Barton, Gilbert de Singelton, and Adam de Skelton. Order 
Nottingham, not to put Hugh de Louthre in default for his failure to appear before 
them in the assize of mort d'ancestor arramed before them against him by 
Walter de Stirkeland, concerning two messuages and two bovates and 
20 acres of land in Louthre, as he was engaged in the king's service on the 
morrow of St. James the Apostle last, so that he could not appear. By K. 

Nov. 4. Walter, bishop of Exeter, was engaged in the king's service on Thursday 

York. the morrow of All Souls last, so that he could ijot appear in the suit before 
the justices of the Bench between John le White of Stonford and him, 
for that the bishop should render John the son and heir of John de Luscote 
to the said John : wherelbre the justices are ordered not to put him in 
default. By K. 

Nov. 25. To the justices of the Bench. Order not to put William Martyn in 

York. default for his failure to appear before them in the suit between John 

Wake and him that William should permit John to present to the church 
of Compton Martyn, as William was engaged in the king's service on 
Sunday the morrow of Martinmas and on the Monday following, so that he 
could not appear. By C. 

1319. 

Jan. 28. Richard son of Simon de Burton was engaged in the king's service on 

York. Friday in three weeks from Michaelmas, so that he could not appear in 
the suit before the justices of the Bench between John son of Ralph de 
Boklond of Wollop, demandant, and the said Richard, tenant, con- 
cerning a messuage, two mills, and three acres of meadow in Burton : 
wherefore the jusuces are ordered not to put him in default. 

By K. on the information of Bartholomew de Badelesmere. 

April 3. Robert Olyver was in the king's service on Saturday the morrow of the 

York. Purification, so that he could not appear in the suit before the justices of 
the Bench between Ed. son of John Arnold, demandant, and the said 
Robert, tenant, concerning a messuage, two carucates of laud, 12 acres of 
meadow, 15 acres of pasture, and 8«. of rent in Ginge Mounteny : where- 
fore the justices are ordered not to put him in default. By K. 
May 24. Robert de Wolsthorp was engaged in the king's service on Saturday 
York. after the Invention of the Holy Cross last, so that he could not appear in 
the suit in vhe court of Thomas, earl of Lancaster, at Gnyptou, between 
him and William sou of John de Harstan concerning the taking and 
detaining of a horse of the said Robert's : wherefore the earl's bailiffs of 
Gnypton are ordered not to put Robert in default. 

By K. for the derk of Henry de {sic) Scrop. 



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Membrane 5. 



May 28. To L. Wshop of Durham, or to him who supplies his place in the diocese 

York. of Durham, the bishop being absent in remote parts. Order to cause to 
be paid to the king's clerk Master John de ImsuIm, to be kept in deposit 
for the king's use, the 100 marks that the prior of Durham ought to have 
paid to Walter de Gosewyk at Whitsuntide last, notwithstanding any con- 
trary inhibition previously sent by the king, and notwithstanding the king's 
late order to cause the money to be arrested in the prior's hands until 
further orders, as the money ought to come to the king's hands by Walter's 
consent. By K. 

To Master John de Insula, Order to receive the aforesaid 100 marks 
to be kept in deposit for the king's use. Jiy K. 

To the prior of Durham. Order to deliver the said money to Master 
John. By K. 

May 30. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

York. eighteenth granted to tlie king by the archbishop and bishops of the 
province of Canterbury of their temporal goods, whereof the tenth has been 
usually given heretofore by the imposition of ihe pope, to be levied and 
paid into the exchequer, the earls, barons, freemen, and communities of the 
counties of the realm having granted to the king in the parliament at York 
an eighteenth of their moveable goods, to be levied at Martinmas and the 
octaves of the Purification next, in aid of the Scotch war, the archbishop 
and bishops aforesaid having granted an eighteenth as above for the like 
purpose, to be levied according to the taxation of the said tenth. By K. 

{Pari. fVrits.'] 

June 6. To the same. Order to receive the king's commissions to certain of his 

York. subjects to assess and levy the eighteenth granted hy the earls, l)arons, and 
communities of the counties of the realm of their moveable goods and the 
twelfth granted by the citizens and burgesses, which the king sends to them 
under the great seal to bo dehvered to his said subjects, and to charge the 
said subjects therewith and to inform them concerning the same as they 
shall see fit for the king's benefit. By K. 

IPurl. Writs.] 

June 8. To the same. Order to appoint under the exchequer seal some of the 

York. king's subjects to take fines for the twelfth of the cities and boroughs, and 

to give the persons so appointed full information of fines made at other 
times in like case preserved at the exchequer and of other memoranda of 
the exchequer whereby they may be the more advisedly informed, as the 
king considers that it would be more convenient and more to his profit that 
fines should be taken from such of the communities of cities and boroughs 
as shall be willing to make fines with the king for the twelfth. By K. 

{Pari. JVtUs.2 

» 

May 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

York. names of John, bishop of Ely, and Hugh le Despenser, the younger, to be 
joined and enrolled in the recognis'ance lately made in the exchequer for 
3,OO0Z. to the merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence by Aymer 
de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, John, bishop of Winchester, Bartholomew 
de Badelesmere, John de Hastyngea, Walter de Norwyco, Gilbert Pecche, 
Constantine de Mortuo Marl, Robert Baynard, and William de Cleydon, as 
the said John and Hugh have acknowledged before the king that they owe 
3,000/. to the aforesaid merchants, to be paid at the terms mentioned in the 
recognisance of the said Aymer and his fellows, to be levied by the treasurer 
and baronsj in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in divers 
counties. By K. 



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1319. Membrane 5 — cont. 

To the same. Order to cause the recognisance to be enrolled before 
tliem in the exchequer, -whereby Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, 
acknowledged before the king that he owed to John, bishop of Ely, and 
Hugh le Despenser, the younger, 3,000Z., to be levied by the treasurer and 
barons, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in divers counties. 

ByK. 

June 7. To Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wyggemor, justiciary of Ireland. Order 

York. to assemble such as he shall see fit of those of the king's council of those 
parts, and to cause to be done what shall seem good by his and their advice 
concerning the request of Thomas son of John, earl of Kildare, for the 
grant of the king's service in that land to avenge the death of Richard de 
Clare, slain by certain Irish rebels. By K. 

Vacated, because otherwise below. 

June 6. To Master Walter de Istlepe, treasurer of Ireland. Order to commit to 

York. Walter le Botiller the office of sheriff of Lymerik during the king's 

pleasure, taking from him suflBcient security to serve the king faithfully, if 

he be fit and sufficient for the office. By K. 

To Margaret de Ferendraght. Order to pay to Roger Comyn the 
10 marks due from her to the king for her ferm for the manor of Briggestoke 
for Easter term last, the king having granted him that sum in consideration 
of his good service, past and to come. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow the above 
sum to Margaret upon receipt from her of Roger's letters testifying the 
payment. 



June 9. 
York. 



June 4. 
York. 



To John de Crumwell, keeper of the Forest this side Trent. Order not 
to intermeddle with levying any issues in the forest of Shirewode touching 
the office of verderers there, except those that it has been usual to answer 
at the exchequer for in times past by estreats of the exchequer by the 
justices of the forest, and whereof he ought to be charged in the exchequer 
by such estreats, until such time as the king, being more fully informed, 
shall signify his will to him, notwithstanding the king's late order to him to 
cause inquisition to be made of those who were verderers and agisters in all 
the king's forests in his bailiwick in the time of the late king and the 
present king, and where and for what time they held office, and what money 
each of them received in their time from due prises and customs and agist- 
ment or pannage, or elsewhere from other issues and profits of the forest 
pertaining to the king, and to cause any such money that bad not been paid 
by them to the justices of tiie Forest or other ministers of the king to be 
levied of their goods and lands, so that he should answer at the exchequer 
therefor in fifteen days from Midsummer next, and should certify the 
treasurer and barons of the sums so levied and the circumstances connected 
therewith, as the king understands that if John were to proceed to the 
execution of such order as to any such issues touching the office of verderer 
in the forest of Shirewode the king would lose by the payment thereof the 
grievous ransoms that ought to pertain to him, which ought to be adjudged 
before the justices of Forest pleas when they come to those parts. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to 
acquit Thomas, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, the king's brother, 
of 34/., wherewith he is charged at that exchequer by an account made in 
his name by Adam le Breton, his late steward of the county of Catherlagh, 
for certain of his men and tenants destroyed and impoverished by the in- 
cursions of Scots and other rebels and enemies, as the king has pardoned 
him that sum. By K. 



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Juue 6. To the treasurer and chara'uerlains of the exchequer of Dublin. Order 

York, to pay to .Tohn de DufEord, who is going to Ireland on the aifairs of Hugh 
Daudeley, the younger, and Margaret his wife, the king's niece, whose 
aiTuirs he has long superintended in England, 5s. a day and reasonable 
expenses for his passage on his journey to and fro, from the time when he 
arrives in Ireland for so long as he shall stay there. By K. 

June S. To the sheriff of Norfolli. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

York. be elected in place of Richard Curlu, deceased. 

To the same. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in 
place of John de Harsik, who is incapacitated by sickness and age. 

June 6. To the sheriff of York. Order to restore to Nicholas de Lund, clerk, his 

York. lands and goods, which were talien into the king's hands upon his indict- 
ment before Henry Spigurnel and John de Doneeastre, justices to deliver 
York gaol, for levying war against the king and for arson, theft, robbery, 
harbouring of felons, and aiding and assenting to the death of Geoffrey 
Geldyng of Herlesay, as he has purged his innocence before W. archbishop 
of York, the diocesan, to whom he was delivered by the justices according to 
the privilege of the clergy. 

June 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause to come 

York. before them in the exchequer in the octaves of Midsummer next John do 
Foxle and Thomas de Wylughby, who were appointed by the king to take 
into the king's hands the goods of Anthony, late bishop of Durham and 
patriarch of Jerusalem, for debts due from him to the king, and to cause 
answer to be made to°Master Rigaud de Asserio, the pope's nuncio in Eng- 
land, after the king have been satisfied for the debts due to him, for the 
sums due to the pope, and not to impede him Iiereafter in the execution of 
those things that pertain to him of right against the executors of the said 
bishop. Master Rigaud having shewn by his petition before the king and 
his council that whereas he called the executors to answer before him for 
1,000 marks bequeathed by the bishop in aid of the Holy Land, 1,600 
marks received by the bishop in his diocese of the tenth imposed by pope 
Nicholas, 1,200 marks received by him of the tenth imposed by pope 
Boniface, 1,800 marks received by him of the tenth imposed by pope 
Clement V., which sums he retained in his possession, and 500 marks of 
the arrears of the procurations of the legates of the apostolic see in England 
received by him, and 500 marks received by him of the arreais of the pro- 
curations of Sirs Gerald and Simon Penestrini, sometime legates in this 
realm, in order to levy the above sums for the use of the pope, the execu- 
tors procured the king's prohibition containing that the premises so touched 
the king that- Rigaud should not proceed in the matter without consulting 
the king ; for which Rigaud prayed the king to provide a remedy ; where- 
upon the king ordered the treasurer and barons to call the executors before 
them, and to receive information from Rigaud and to inform themselves 
concerning the matter, and if they found that the matters did not so touch 
the king that the executors ought to be defended against the exaction by 
Eigaud in the pope's name, to cause the hindrance placed in his way by 
them to be removed, and if the matter so touched the king that it ought 
to be superseded before Rigaud, they were then ordered to certify the king 
thereof under the exchequer seal in his next parliament; in which matter 
nothing has been done, wherefore Rigaud has prayed the king in the present 
parliament for remedy. By K. and C. 

\_Fcedera.'\ 

June 7. To the same. Order to sell to Bartholomew de Badelesmere the custody 

York. of the lands of John de Norlhwode and Joan his wife, tenants in chief, and 

76416. *■ 



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1319. Membrane 5 — cont. 

the marriage of their heir, the king having lately ordered them to sell cus- 
todies and marriages in his hands and that should come to his hands. By K. 

June 7. To the chamberlain of Caernarvan. Order to pay to Roger de Mortuo 

York. Mari of Wyggemore 1,600 marks out of the aid granted to the king by 
the knights, men, and community of North Wales in aid of the Scotch war 
and out of other issues of his bailiwick, being the balance of 2,000 marks 
tliat the king lately ordered him to pay to Roger in part payment of the 
money due to him from the king for his stay in the king's service when he 
was supplying the king's place in Ireland, the chamberlain having signified 
that he has paid Roger 400 marks of the above sum. By K, 

\^Parl. Writs.'] 



Membrane 4. 

June ."i. To the sheriff of York. Order to supersede the king's late order, issued 

York. in response to the petition before the king and his council of Robert de 
Crauncewyk, detained in the king's prison at Beverley for the death of 
Stephen Belesone and William de Brumpton, clerk, to bring the body of 
the said Robert at his own expense, together with the indictments and 
other things touching them, before the king in the octaves of Holy Trinity, 
in order that the gaol may be delivered of the said Robert according to law 
and custom, as W. archbishop of York has shewn by his complaint that he has 
such liberty of the prisoners in the said gaol under his custody that delivery 
of that gaol ought to be made by the archbishop's justices in the presence 
of the king's justices assigned to deliver that gaol, and that such prisoners 
ought not to be delivered elsewhere than there unless the archbishop or his 
justices aforesaid have been notoriously in default in such delivery, adding 
that he and his predecessors have had and enjoyed such liberty from time 
out of mind, and that he or his justices were not found [in default] in 
delivering the gaol of the said Robert, the king having, before he issued 
the said order to bring Robert before him, ordered John de Donecastre and 
William de Denum, justices appointed to deliver the said gaol, to proceed 
to deliver the gaol of the said Robert with all speed because he was given 
to understand on Robert's behalf that Robert was prepared to stand to 
right in the king's court concerning the aforesaid felony, and that he 
frequently offered himself to do so, and that the justices appointed to 
deliver the gaol delayed making delivery therefrom of the said Robert, to 
which the above-named justices returned that they went to Beverley to 
deliver the aforesaid gaol, and that Robert came before them and placed 
himself [upon the country] concerning the death of the aforesaid Stephen 
and William, and that, on account of the strife and contentions between 
ihe greater part of the community of the town of Beverley and the afore- 
said Robert for divers challenges propounded on the king's and on Robert's 
behalf, the inquisition concerning the death of the said Stephen and 
William remained untaken on that day, especially as Robert asserted in his 
challenge that the community of the town of Beverley and the bailiffs of 
the liberty thereof were his enemies and contrary to him in all things. 

June 8. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Whereas the king lately appointed Lambert 

V')rk. de Trikyngham and certain others to make inquisitions concerning the 
oppressions committed in that county by divers sheriffs, clerks, bailiffs, and 
ministers, constables, keepers of prisons, bailiffs of liberties, and sub- 
eecheators under colour of their offices upon the men of that county and 
others coming into the county by false indictments, appeals, grievous ran- 
soms, and distraints made upon feigned causes, and to hear and determine 



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1319. Membrane 4 — cont. 

the complaints against them since the king's accession ; and the king under- 
stood that certain persons of the county, endeavouring to prevent the 
bailiffs, clerks, and sub-bailiffs of that county from levying the king's 
ferms and other profits of that county and from executing and returning 
summonses of the exchequer and other writs returnable before the king and 
his justices and from making the purveyances for the king's journey to Scot- 
land that the king ordered the sheriff to make, have procured their indict- 
ment before the said Lambert and his fellows at the suit of certain persons 
leagued together and have procured their committal to prison at Lincoln, to 
the delay of the king's affairs ; wherefore the king commanded Lambert 
to send the inquisitions and indictments touching the sheriff, bailiffs, and 
their clerks and sub-baUiffs before the king in fifteen days from Michaelmas 
in order that the king may then cause to be done what ought of right to be 
done herein, and to summon all persons prosecuting in these matters to be 
before the king on the aforesaid day; the king, wishing to do justice to the 
said biiiliffs, clerks, and sub-bailiffs, orders the sheriff to cause them to be 
released from prison upon their finding mainprise to answer to the king and 
others, in order that they may serve the king and his people as pertains to 
their office and as was usual in the time of the late king and in the present 
king's time. By K. and C. 

June 8. To the bailiffs of Raveneserodde. Order to arrest goods of the men and 

York. merchants of the towns of Grippeswold, Strallessound, and Lubyk, 
excepting the merchants of the German Hanse of London, to the value of 
200/., and to keep the same until Adam le Clei-k of Lenne have been 
satisfied for that amount, or until further orders, certifying the king of 
their proceedings. The king makes this order because the schbffen 
(scabini) and men of the aforesaid towns have failed to make restitution or 
satisfaction to the said Adam, in response to the king's letters, for his ship 
called ' La Plente' of Lenne, price lOOZ. sterling, laden in the parts of 
Poitou {Peytou), with salt of Poitou, lampreys of Naunfes, and certain 
bales of Bugeye, and other his goods, to the value 200Z. sterling, which 
Henry de Ilykl3'nghous and other malefactors of the said towns captured 
between Great Yarmouth and Blakeneye whilst on her voyage to 
St. Johnstown of Perth, when they .slew many of the men found in her, 
and carried the ship and goods with them to Aberden in Scotland, whence 
tHey took the ship with them to Strallesound. The king has ordered the 
bailiffs of John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, at Boston, to arrest goods 
in like manner to the value of 100/. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to arrest goods of the men and merchants 
of the power of the king of France to the value of 171/. 13^. Ad., and to 
cause the same to be guarded safely until Walter de Burton and John 
Hakun, burgesses of Beverley, have been satisfied for that amount or 
until otherwise ordered, certifying the king of his proceedings herein. The 
kiug makes this order because the aforesaid merchants lately complained 
that whereas, after the proclamation made by L[ouis], king of France and 
Navarre, that all men then in Flanders who wished to be of his friendship 
should leave that land with their goods within a certain time, they left 
Flanders for England within that time with their goods, to wit with silver 
in mass to the value of 205/. sterling, and 20/. sterling in money by tale, 
and the vir.omte of Pecquigni (Pynkeny), then appointed keeper of parts 
of those marches against the Flemings, arrested the said merchants with 
the silver and money aforesaid in the town of Calais, and retained the 
silver and money after they had been delivered from prison, whereupon 
the king requested the king of France by special letters to deliver the 
silver and money to the said merchants and to do justice to them ; upon 

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which, although it was found by inquisition and certain information made 
before John Mauveysyn, then captain of Calais, by the echevins (scabinos) 
of that town by order of the king of France, that silver in mass and money 
amounting to the aibresaid sum were taken from the said merchants by the 
vicomte, the king of France caused a plate {plata) of silver weighing 
53/. Qs. 8d. sterling to be delivered to the aforesaid merchants, retaining 
the rest for his own uses ; whereupon the king wrote to Philip, the present 
king of France and Navarre, to cause justice to be done to the said 
merchants concerning the residue ; but the king of France has done 
nothing in response thereto, as the community of Beverley have sianilied 
to the king by their letters patent. By pet. of C. [4545.] 

June 7. To Roger de Mortuo Mari, justiciary of Ireland. Order to deliver to 

York. Maurice de Rocheford the custody of the castles and lands of the late 
Richard de Clare, tenant in chief in Ireland, which are in the king's 
hands during the minority of his heir, to have with the issues received 
therefrom from the time of the king's commission thereof to him during 
the heir's minority, rendering therefor yearly the extent of the castles 
and lands to the exchequer of Dublin, with provision that his expenses in 
•defending the castles and lands during the time of his custody shall be 
allowed to him in the aforesaid extent. If the castles and lands have been 
put in any way outside the king's hands, the justiciary is ordered to resume 
them into the king's hands, and to cause them to be delivered to Maurice. 

By K. and 0. 

June 8. ■ To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause a prompt 
York. assignment to be made upon the issues of the custom of wool, hides, and 
wool-fells in the port of London to Roger Ardingelli, Bonus Philippi, 
Dinus Forcetti, and Francis Balduch' and their fellows, merchants of the 
society of the Bardi of Florence, when they bring the letters patent of the 
prior and brethren of the order of the Friars Preachers of Langele testi- 
fying the receipt of 50 marks yearly granted to them by the king, which 
the said merchants have mainperned to pay to the Friars, the first payment 
beginning at Michaelmas next, for the money thus paid by the said 
merchants. By p.s. [4965.] 

June 7. To Ralph de Crophull, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause to be 
York. assigned to Robert de Welle and Matilda his v/ife, late the wife of Robert 
de Clifford, tenant in chief, her dower of her late husband's lands in 
Skelton, CO. Cumberland, whereof the king ordered Robert de Cliderhou, late 
escheator this side Trent, to assign her dower, as the said Robert was 
amoved from office before he executed this order. 

June 8. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to release Henry de Drayton, 

York. John son of Oliver, Roger Cogerel, William le Keu, Richard Adamesman 
de V\'altham, and Adam de Waltham, chaplain, from the prisons in that 
county wherein they are imprisoned by virtue of the king's commission to 
Hugh de Audele, the younger, to follow and arrest Simon de Drayton, 
Adam de Waltham of Norhamptou, clerk, Thomas de Daggenhale and 
Joan his wife, John de Hegham of Norhampton, Oliver de Nodariia, 
Henry de Drayton, Henry Cavenard of Keston, Simon le Wright, Robert 
.)e Carter, William Bussel, William Wynn, Gilbert de Aylington, Roger 
Cogerel, Henry de (sic) Ferester of Amlax, William de London, Henry de 
Shrouesbury, Richard Adamesman de Waltham, John son of Oliver de 
Nodariis, Adam de Waltham of Norhampton, the elder, and Alice his 
wife, Olive Adameswomman de Waltham, William le Keu of Luffewyk, 
and John de Wanton, chaplain, who broke the house of Agnes de Haldenby 
at Thiapston, co. Northampton, and carried her to Northampton, and 
thence to Shughteburgh, co. Warwick, and tore out her eyes and cut out 



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her tongue, etc., vvliich commission the king issued because he understood 
that they were wandering anout in divers counties so that they could not 
be arrested, which commission the king altervvards superseded for divers 
reasons, provided that they find sufficient mainpernors to have them before 
the king and his justices to answer to Agnes. By K. and C. 

To the collectors of the custom of vyool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 
of Kyngeston-on-Hull. Order to pay to William de Birton, controller of 
that custom, such wages as others have been wont to receive from the 
time of his appointment, and to continue to pay the same. 



June 8. 
York. 



June 4. 
York. 



June 6. 
York. 



June 10. 
York. 



Membrane 3. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to audit with all 
speed the account of Anthony Pessaigne of Genoa of what he received for 
the king's use during the time when he was seneschal of the duchy [of 
Aquitaine] and of what other things he received for the king's use, and to 
make such allowances to him as ought to be made, and to certify the king, 
after the audit and the allowances have been made, concerning the premises 
under the exchequer seal. The king has ordered the seneschal of Gascony 
and the constable of Bordeaux and Master John Guicardi, controller of the 
castle of Bordeaux, to inform themselves of all and singular the things that 
Anthony received in the duchy, as well in wines as in money and other 
things whatsoever of the issues of the duchy, the subsidies granted in the 
same, or other things whatsoever received in the king's name or for the 
king's use, and to certify the treasurer and barons concerning the same 
before Michaelmas under the seal of the duchy, in order that they may 
proceed the more advisedly to audit the aforesaid account. By K. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to supersede entirely the exaction 
to be outlawed in that county of Robert Lenys, William Ede and 
Margaret his wife, Stephen atte Merssh, Richard Osbern, John Varman 
and Joan his wife, John Setteseyl, and John Belle, who were put 
in exigent to be outlawed because they did not appear before the king to 
answer to John Cupale, John Hungri, Ralph Frapayl, and Gervase 
Wertisers, who lately impleaded them and others before the king for a 
trespass committed by them, as they have satisfied the said John Cupale, 
John Hui\gri, Ralph and Gervase for the trespass. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to make account 
with the chapter of St. Paul's London for the time when the bishopric 
was void by the death of Ralph, the late bishop, the custody whereof 
during voidance the king committed to them on 26 Jul}', in the 7th year of 
his reign, saving to the king the knights' fees, advowsons of churches, 
wardships, reliefs, and escheats during the voidance, rendering to the 
king therefor 1,000/. if the voidance lasted a year or a proportionate 
amount if it lasted longer or did not last so long, as contained in the king's 
letters patent, and to receive from the chapter what is due of the above 
sum for the period of the voidance, and to acquit them of the remainder. 

ByK. 

To J. bishop of Winchester, principal collector of the tenth of the clergy 
for one year granted to the king by pope John XXII. Order to allow 
to the prior of St. Katherine's without Lincoln, sub-collector of the tenth 
in the diocese of Lincoln, 100/. in his account, which Robert de Barton, 
keeper of the king's victuals in the parts of Carlisle, received from him of 
the arrears of the tenth in the king's name, as appears by the king's letters 
patent made to the prior concerning this payment. By pet. of C 



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May 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 

York. demand made upon Pernia, late the wife of Hugh de Croft', and >ipoa 
his heirs for 201., and to acquit them thereof, which sum was exacted from 
Hugh by summons of the exchequer of the time when he was sheriff of 
Salop and Staflbrd, to wit IS/, for insufficient return and 11. for insufficient 
answer, which sum the king pardoned Hugh on 20 November, in the 10th 
year of his reign, as Hugh was then about to set out for Ireland in the 
king's service in the company of Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wyggemor, the 
king having afterwards revoked the pardon because it was contrary to the 
form of the ordinances. The king makes the present order in consideration 
of Hugh's good service in Ireland, where he was slain by the king's enemies. 

ByK. 

June 1. To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to John de Weston, the elder, 

Tork, 50 marks out of the ferm of the city for last year, when the payment of 

that sum yearly ceased by the king's orders, the king having granted that 
he should receive that sum yearly from the ferm of the city, having pre- 
viously granted him that sum yearly from the exchequer, in consideration 
of his good service to the king and his father, until such time as the king 
should provide hira with 50 marks of land or rent yearly for his life. 

By p.s. 

June 5. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to pay to John de Tspania, the 

York. elder, keeper of the gate of Carlisle castle, the arrears of his wages for 
the time of the sheriff's ofEce, and to continue to pay the same. 

June 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit John 

York. de Chelmersford and the executors of Walter de Mollesworth of 33s. id. 
paid by the said John and Walter to Basilia, late the wife of John de 
Valoynes, by virtue of the king's order to pay her that sum for Michael- 
mas term, in the 8th year of the king's reign, and 5 marks yearly there- 
after from the issues of the manor of Tycheseye, which was in their custody 
by the king's commission, for a moiety of the 10 marks of yearly rent 
granted to her for life by Gilbert de Clare, late earl of Gloucester and 
Hertford, to be received from his receiver of Tunbrigge, in con- 
sideration of her grant and quit-claim to him of a third of the manors of 
Asshemere and Tycheseye, which she recovered by consideration of the 
king's court against the earl as her dower, payment whereof the earl 
charged upon the said manors, as appears by the earl's deed and by 
the inquisitions of the earl's lands taken by John Abel, then escheator 
beyond Trent. 

To the same. Order to acquit the aforesaid John and the executors of 
the said Walter of 225/. 5s. Id. paid by John and Walter, keepers of certain 
lands of the aforesaid earl, to Matilda, late the wife of the earl, by virtue 
of the king's order, dated 24 October, in the 8th year of his reign, to pay 
her at the rate of 1,000 marks yearly from the end of her forty days 
(quarentene) until the day when dower was assigned to her, out of the 
issues of the earl's lands in their custody, to wit from 3 August, in the 
said year, when her forty days ended, until 5 December following, when 
dower was assigned to her, the king having, shortly after the earl's 
death, granted her 1,000 marks yearly from the earl's lands to have in 
tenencia for her maintenance until he should cause dower to be assigned 
to her. 

June 8. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 

York. to Griffin de la Pole, son of William de la Pole, tenant by knight service of 

the heir of Griffin de la Pole, tenant in chief of the late king, a minor in 

the king's wardship, his father's lands, fis he has proved his age before the 

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June 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to assist 

York. John de Dufford, late escheator of Ireland, in levying the debts of divers 

men of those parts wherewith he was charged when he accounted before 
them for the issues of his bailiwick, and to allow him in his account what 
they shall levy and other sums of money that the debtors shall 
acknowledge at the exchequer that they owe or which they may be 
proved to owe, as John has shewn by his petition before the king 
and his council that he was unable to levy considerable sums, where- 
with he is charged as above, on account of the disturbances in those 
parts, without diligent exaction and aid from the aforesaid treasurer and 
barons and the king's court there, John having come to the king to seek 
relief upon giving mainprise to the aforesaid treasurer. They are ordered 
to certify the king of what John owes after the account and allowances 
have been made, and of the names of the debtors who have been so 
robbed and impoverished by the incursions of the king's enemies that 
they are unable to pay their debts, together with the sum and separate 
quantity of every such debtor, and not to disquiet the said John or his 
mainpernors this side Easter next by reason of the said debts, espe- 
cially as John is going to those parts in the king's service by his orders. 

ByK. 

To Master Walter de Istelep, treasurer of Ireland. Order to buy and 
purvey 100 tuns of wine, and to cause 50 tuns thereof to be taken without 
delay to Skinburness and there delivered to the receiver of the king's 
victuals, and to send the remainder thither as soon as possible, as the king 
needs wine and other victuals for the maintenance of himself and his faith- 
ful subjects about to set out with him for the expedition of the Scotch 
war. By C. 

June 8. To Master Kichard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

York. dower to be assigned to Isabella, late the wife of William de Dene, tenant 
in chief, of certain of his lands in Mitcheldean {^Magna Dene) and 
Little Dene, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

June 23. To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to the king's serjeant-at-arms 

York. Bertram de la More the arrears of the ten marks yearly granted to him for 

life by the king on 24 July, in the 11th year of his reign, out of the ferm 

of that city, and to continue to pay him that sum yearly. By K. 

To the bailiffs of the city of Canterbury. Order to pay to the king's 
serjeant-at-arms Ivo de Welle the arrears of the 10 marks yearly that the 
king granted to him for life on 24 July, in the 11th year of his reign, from 
the ferm of that city, and to continue to pay him that sum yearly. By K. 



Membrane 2, 

June 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to enquire whether 

York. a corrody in the hospital {Bedema) of Beverley is of the prebend of the 
archbishop of York, and whether it is and was of the archbishopric at the 
time when the archbishopric was taxed in spiritualities and temporalities in 
gi-oss at 2,000 marks, so that it ought to be comprehended under that taxation 
and under no other, and, if they find that it is so, to acquit William, arch- 
bishop of York, of all the sums of money that are exacted from him by 
reason of the aforesaid corrody because of the taxation thereof, and to 



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cause the taxation of the corrody to be extracted from the rolls of the 
exchequer and annulled, as the archbishop has shewn to the king that 
divers sums of money are exacted for divers grants and contributions 
imposed upon the clergy <jf that province because the corrody, which is 
annexed to the archbishopric, and whereof the prebend and canonry 
'canonia) of the archbishop in St. John's church, Beverley, consist and 
have consisted time out of mind, has been erroneously taxed as the portion 
of Wiilter le Botiller because it was in his hands when the taxation was 
made, Walter Gyffard, late archbishop, having assigned it to him during 
pleasure. By K. 

June 8. To the same. Order to acquit the aforesaid archbishop of the separate 

York. portions of money exacted by them from him in the counties of Lincoln 
and Gloucester for the lands of the archbishopric in those counties, and 
hereafter to charge the archbishop in the county of York with his con- 
tributions to aids and impositions, in which county what is due from him 
may be levied fully, and to charge him in no wise with any separate sums 
in other counties, if it appear to them that the lands in the counties of 
Lincoln and Gloucester are included with the other lands of the arch- 
bishopric in the county of York and other counties in the taxation of the 
archbishopric in gross at 2,000 marks, as the archbishop has shewn the king 
that the said lands are so included. 

To the same. Order to acquit the aforesaid archbishop of all sums 
exacted by them from him by reason of the church of Kynaldstowe, co. 
Nottingham, if it appear to them by inquisition or otherwise that the church 
was of the archbishopric at the time of the taxation and from time out of 
mind, so that it ought to be included in the aforesaid taxation of 2,000 
marks, and to cause the taxation of the church to be annulled, the arch- 
bishop having shewn the king that they exact divers sums by reason of the 
said church because it was at the time of the taxation taxed in error by 
itself as if it were separate from the archbishopric, whereas it was of the 
archbishopric at that time and had been from time out of mind. 

To the same. Order to acquit the aforesaid archbishop of il. \2s. \0\d., 
which they exact from him for the chattels of Arnold de Salso Marisco, 
who was delivered to his predecessor John according to the privilege of the 
clergy upon his indictment before the late king's juslices for certain felonies, 
if they find that his chattels did not come to the said John's hands, as the 
archbishop has shewn the king that the chattels did not come, and ought 
not, according to law and custom, to have come to the said John's hands. 

To the same. Order to call before them Master Thomas de Sancto 
Albano and his co-executors of the will of Master William de Grenefeld, 
late archbishop of York, and to charge them with 100.$. in which he made 
fine with the king for licence to give certain tenements in Ripton and 
Dalle, near Thornton, to a chaplain to celebrate divine service daily within 
bis manor of Ripon, and to acquit the present archbishop thereof, who 
has shewn the king that the treasurer and barons exact the above sura from 
him although the said executors have sufficient of the said William de 
Grenefeld's goods to satisfy the king for the above sum. 

To the same. Order to acquit William, archbishop of York, of 200 
marks that they exact from him for the tenth granted to the king by the 
clergy of the province of York in the 10th year of the king's reign, as it 
appears by the rolls of chancery that the archbishopric was then void by 
the death of William de Grenefeld and was then in the king's hands. 

To the same. Order to acquit W. archbishop of York of the scutage 
that they exact from him for five knights' fees for the late king's armies of 
Wales in the 5th and 10th years of his reign, which the archbishop of York 
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service therefor in the said armies, as appears by the late king's rolls of the 
marshalsea. 

June 23. To the slieriffs of Lincoln. Order to arrest goods of the men and mer- 

York. chants of the power of the count of Hainault, Holland, and Zeeland, and of 
the towns of Cologne, Dortmond, Rikelynghous, Lub} k, Osenbrugg, Menstre, 
Grippeswold, Sussalt, and Hamburgh to the value of 230/., the residue of 
300/. for which the king ordered them to arrest goods of the said men 
because the count and the burgomasters, schoffen, consules, and bailiffs of 
the aforesaid towns had failed to cause restitution or satisfaction to be 
made to William de Wyddeslade, citizen and merchant of London, for his 
goods to that value laden at Slujs (le Sclus), in Flanders, in a ship of 
Laurence Pollesson of Brabant, which were captured by certain malefactors 
of those parts and towns on the coast near Wynterton, co. Norfolk, whilst 
the ship was on her voyage with the said goods to England and to the 
value of 100/., at which his damages are estimated, the sheriffs having arrested 
goods to the value of 70/. from Hermann le Skypper, merchant of Almain, 
by virtue of the king's previous order to arrest goods on this account, which 
goods the king caused to be delivered to William. By K. aud C. 

June 23. To the same. Order to restore the goods of William le Rede, Henry de 

York. Bevre, John Saffrauns and his fellows, John le Whyte, Conrad le Swart, 
and other merchants of the aforesaid towns of Almain, arrested by them in 
execution of the king's aforesaid order to arre.'-t goods on the above account, 
they having returned that they had arrested goods of the aforesaid mer- 
chants aud of Hermann le Skippere to the value of 400/., the king having 
ordered Hermann's goods to the value of 701. to be delivered to the afore- 
said William de Wyddeslade becaiise Hermann had ceased to be of the 
Hanse of the Almain merchants in London, as the king has granted to the 
merchants of the Hanse aforesaid that their goods shall not be arrested 
within his realm for any debt whereof they are not sureties or principal 
debtors or for any trespass committed by other persons. They are ordered 
to discharge Robert Person, Luke de Havering', Stephen de Preston, 
Robert de Dodeford, John de Coslum, .]ohn de Bristoll, John de Romenay, 
John de Wrotham, and John Brond of their mainprise to answer for the 
aforesaid goods. By K. and C. 

June 22. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to restore his goods to Master Ralph 

York. de Kent, clerk, which were taken into the king's hands upon his indict- 
ment before Simon le Chaumberleyn and William de Isny, the king's 
justices to deliver Lincoln gaol, for forging the king's money, as he has 
purged his innocence before J. bishop of Lincoln, the diocesan, to 
whom he was delivered by the justices according to the privilege of the 
clergy. 

June 27. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to repair the king's chapels in the manor 

York. of Claryndon by the view of men of those parts. By K. 

June 28. To William de Ros of Hamelak. Order to supersede entirely the taking 

York. of certain custom upon goods for sale passing over or under the bridge of 
Boston and coming from elsewhere to the town, which the king granted 
by his letters patent that he should take from 5 June last until the end of 
five years in aid of repairing the bridge and pavement of Boston, as the 
king learns from trustworthy testimony that the bridge and pavement do 
not need repair. By K. 

June 26. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

York. elected in place of William de Kos of Yolton, whom the king has amoved 
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June 28. To Master Walter de Islep, treasurer of Ireland. Order to cause the 

York. bell- tower of the church of St. Mary del Dam, adjoining Dublin castle, to 
be repaired at the king's charge in the manner ordained by John de Hothum, 
as the king is given to understand that the said John, whilst in Ireland 
upon certain of the king's affairs, ordered the bell-tower to be pulled down 
and the stones thereof carried into the castle for the repair of the same, 
for the security and protection of the castle against certain perils that were 
feared, and that the treasurer has not caused the bell-tower to be repaired, 
although John ordered him to do so. By K. 

June 26. To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

York. to be elected in place of Luke de Ovre, whom the king has amoved from 
ofHce for insufficient qualification. 

June 28. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Robert de Gray, 

York. knight, 84/. 19s. lOd., which t.lie king owes him for the arrears of the wages 

of himself and his four esquires with him at the king's wages in munition 
of the town of Berwick-on-Tweed, and for recompence for certain of his 
horses lost there in the king's service, as appears by a bill under the seal of 
office of the chamberlain of Scotland and the seal of John de Weston, late 
chamberlain of Scotland. By K. 

July 1. To Boser de Mortuo Mari of Wygeraore, justiciary of Ireland. Order 

York. to cause Thomas son of John, earl of Kildare, to have the king's service in 
Ireland, in order to avenge the death of Richard de Clare, who was slain 
by certain Irish rebels, which service was lately granted to Richard da 
Burgo, earl of Ulster, for the land of Ulster by the assent of the magnates 
of that land, but was not then made. If the service was made when 
granted to Richard de Burgo, he is to convoke such of the council of those 
parts as shall seem fit to him, and to cause the earl of Kildare to have 
another service of the king's, provided that the justiciary can obtain the 
assent of the magnates of that land. By K. 

June 24. To J. bishop of Winchester, the treasurer. Order to cause friar 

York. Robert de Wirsop, S.T.D., of the Augustinian order, to have his reasonable 

expenses in going from Toulouse, where he was when he joined the other 

envoys, to the Roman court upon certain affairs of the king, ^nd in staying 

there, and returning to the king in England. By K. 

July 1. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 

York. to Laurence Lespicer the virgate of land in Eston, co. Northampton, that 
Simon le Barber held for life by the grant of Guy de Bello Campo, earl of 
Warwick, which came to the king's hands upon Simon's death and on 
account of the minority of the earl's heir, together with the issues of the 
same from 10 December, in the 10th year of the king's reign, when the 
king committed the same to Laurence. 

July 3. To the bailiffs and community of the town of Hertelpol. Order to 

York. deliver to Roger Lacatour and Theobald de Barton the ship wherein certain 

Scotch rebels were lately captured and the goods and chattels found in the 
same, which are forfeited to the king, and to cause them to have men to 
bring the same securely to the king at York, as the king is sending Roger 
and Theobald thither for this purpose. By K. 

July 1. To Henry le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 

York. king. Order to proceed in the matter of the appeal of William de 

Borghwardesley, William de Blythebury, Hugh Breton, Thomas de Rodes, 

Robert de Wyckerslaye, John Rocelyn, David le Walshe, William Freman, 



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John le Bretayn, and Thomas le Breton, William Underway ofWynteworth, 
Peter de Eodes, and Alan de Glencham made before the king by Alice, late 
the wife of William Grace, for the death of her said husband, by reason 
whereof they were arrested and are imprisoned in the marshalsea prison, so 
that the matter maybe terminated, if possible, before the recess, the persons 
appealed having petitioned the king to cause speedy justice to be done to 
them upon the appeal. By K. and C. 

Vacated, because it was restored and cancelled. 

To Warin de Insula, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to deliver to 
the chaplains celebrating in the king's chapel within the castle bread, wine, 
oil, and other small necessaries for divine service from Michaelmas last 
until next Michaelmas. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to the king's yeoman 
Gasset de Layvill 100 marks, in aid of his marriage, which the king 
granted to him and ordered to be paid to him by the sheriff of Bedford, 
Gasset having giving the king to understand that he has not received the 
above sum nor any part thereof; provided that Gasset shall answer for 
the same or any part thereof if it be found that he has received it or any 
part of it from the said sheriflf. [By p.s. 4964.] 

July 5. To Roger de Mortuo Mari^ justiciary of Ireland. Order not to assign 

York, until further orders the lands of Hugh de Lascy in Tagh . . breghcok and 
Fyngalleston and of Almaric de Lascy in Portlek, county Meath (Midd') 
which escheated to the king because they adhered to the Scotch rebels, to 
any persons of that land by virtue of any writ of the king's to assign 
escheats in Ireland to any persons of that county in consideration of their 
good service, as the king is given to understand that the aforesaid lands are 
very useful and that it is necessary to keep them in his hands. 



July 7. 
York. 



July 6. 
York. 



1318. 

July 9. 
Northampton. 



July 10. 
Northampton. 



July 10. 
Northampton. 



July 11. 
Northampton. 



Membrane 31c?. 

Tevan de Broghton acknowledges that he owes to Master Henry de 
Clyff lOOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Chester. 

Stephen de Beek, parson of the church of Eddeworth, diocese of Lincoln, 
acknowledges that he owes to Hamon Serich oOl. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his land and chattels in co. Bedford. 

John son of Robert Holdeward of Kemeston acknowledges that he owes 
to Geoffrey de Brampton, parson of the church of Brynton, 20 marks; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Bedford. 

To the abbot and convent of Bardeneye. Order to grant to the king's 
clerk William de Kyngeston a suitable pension, they being bound to grant a 
pension to one of the king's clerks by reason of the new creation of the 
abbot. By K. 

Ed. Bacun, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Hastynges, 
knight, executor of the will of John de Hastinges, his father, 100/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Ralph de Eu, count of Eu, and Joan his wife, eldest daughter and 
co-heiress of Drogo de Merlawe, put in their place Nicholas del Atre, 
Nicholas Gerard, and Thomas de Pountfreitto seek and receive in chancery 



fl2 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1318. 



July 11. 
York. 



July 10. 
NortbamptoD. 



July 12. 
Northampton. 



July 12. 
Northampton. 



July 13. 

Northampton. 



July 14. 
Northampton. 



July 13. 
Northampton. 



Membrane 81c? — cont. 
her purparty of her father's lands, kuights' fees, and advowsonsin England 
and Ireland. 

Robert son of Nicholas de Meperteshale acknowledges that he owes to 
Walter de Cranden, executor of the will of Ralph Paynel, 100.9. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
forbidding any person to make assemblies of men-at-arms or other illicit 
assemblies, or to take any freemen or others to any place within or without 
the sheriff's bailiwick upon feigned reasons, and lo inhibit all and 
singular from being intendent or obedient to any person in such assemblies 
without the king's special order. \^Foedera.~\ 

To like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.} 

To the master and brethren of St. Leonard's hospital, York. Order to 
admit into the hospital Evelina la Petyte, whom the king has caused to be 
sent to them, and to cause the necessaries of life in food and clothing to 
be delivered to her daring life according to the requirements of her 
estate. By K. 

Memorandum, that the king, on 10 July, granted to the master and 
brethren of St. Leonard's hospital, York, that they might acquire lands and 
rents that are not held of the king in chief in their own or in an alien fee 
to the value of 10/. yearly, notwithstanding the statute of mortmain, pro- 
vided that it be found by inquisition that this can be done without damage 
to the king or any other. 

To the prior and convent of Worcester. Request that they will admit 
into their house Geoffrey le Corouner, who has long served the king and 
his father, and whom the king has caused to be sent to them, and that they 
will grant him by letters patent for life the same allowance in all things as 
Nicholas de Rentyn, now deceased, had in their house at the late king's 
request, certifying the king by the bearer of their proceedings herein. 

Elias sou of Thomas le Clerk of Stapelho acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de Bardelby, canon of St. Peter's York, 25/. ; to be levied, in de- 
fault of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Walter son of Robert, lord of Daventre, acknowledges that he owes to 
John son of John de Daventre 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

Thomas de Askelby, parson of the church of Frithindenne, acknowledges 
that he owes to William de Ayremynne, clerk, 40s. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

John de Wolvreton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Pliilip de 
HardeshuU 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Buckingham. 

To R. count of Flanders. Alexander le Convers, the king's clerk, and 
Giles de Hertebergh, whom the king lately -sent to the count to explain 
certain matters touching a reformation of the damages inflicted upon each 
other by the subjects of the king and the count and upon other affairs 
touching the king, have returned to the king, and have informed him that 
the count desires such friendly reformation, and that he will send into this 
realm certain of his subjects to treat of such reformation at a day and place 
to be fixed by the king, to wit in the feast of Sc. Mary Magdalene; 
although the king desires to carry the premises into effect and to hasten 



12 EDWARD II. 



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1318. Membrane 31rf — cont. 

them as far as possible, he was unable to send his subjects to treat of the 
premises because he could not dispense with their presence, as he was, when 
Alexander and Giles came to him at Northampton, preparing for his journey 
to the north against the Scotch rebels, and as autumn now approaches, 
when such matters cannot be conveniently treated of, he thinks the morrow 
of Michaelmas next a suitable term to begin the premises at London : 
wherefore he requests the count to accept tliat term and place, and to send 
his envoys thither at that date, whither the liingwill send his envoys with 
sufficient power to treat and to complete what shall be ordained by common 
assent. The king has ordered the sheriffs and bailiffs of his realm to cause 
proclamation to be made that the men and merchants of the count's dominion 
may come into his realm, stay therein, return thence, and exercise their 
affairs, without their bodies or goods being arrested, until Christmas next, 
and has caused letters patent of safe conduct for them to be made, which he 
sends to the count by the bearer of the presents. He requests the count to 
cause proclamation and letters of safe conduct to be made for the men and 
merchants of the king's power in the places of his dominion and power. 
[Foedera.'] 

July 13. To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made that 

Northampton, all merchants and others of the power of the count of Flanders may, until 
Christmas next, come into the realm in safety with their goods and mer- 
chandise, and may stay therein, and exercise merchandise and prosecute 
their other affairs, and return thence without arrest of their bodies, goods, 
or merchandise or other grievance by reason of the damages inflicted upon 
the king's subjects by men of the count's power, and to inhibit anyone 
aggrieving them contrary to such proclamation, as a treaty is about to be 
made between the king and count for the satisfaction for the damages on 
both sides. [^Fcedera.l 

The like to the warden of the Cinque Ports and the sheriffs of York, 
Lincoln, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Southampton, 
Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, [/iirf.] 

July 20. Thomas son of William le Latimer, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 

Northampton. William de la Beche, knight, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Suffolk. 



July 10. To the prior and convent of Wenlok. Bequest that they will admit into 

Northampton, their house the king's serjeaut John de Baskervill in place of Hugh Rydel, 
deceased, who had an allowance from their house at the king's request, 
and that they will grant him for life by letters patent the same allowance 
as Hugh received, certifying the king by the bearer of their proceedings 
herein. By K. 

July 21. John de Langford and William de Hoo acknowledge that they owe to 

Northampton. Hugh de Audele, the younger, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in cos. Southampton, Hertford, and Devon. 

Simon Plane, who served the king and his father, is sent to the abbot and 
convent of St. Albans to receive maintenance in the abbot's hospice of St. 
Julian near the town of St. Albans, to wit such as John Giffard, deceased, 
lately had there. By K. 

Peter son of Henry de la Sale of Hangandhoghton, William de la Beche, 
and Nicholas de la Beche, knights, acknowledge that they owe to Simon de 
Dryby 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in CO. Northampton. 



84 CALENDAE OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1318. Membrane 3\d — cont. 

Enrolment of general release by Agnes, late the wife of Geoffrey de 
Brigbtwalton, to Sir Thomas de Folquardby, clerk, saving to her her de- 
mand against William Botun for land held by him in Ctiauseye. Witnesses: 
Sir William de Hereford, the king's justice. Sir William de Ayremynne, 
Sir Henry de Clif, Sir Robert de Askeby, Sir Edmund de Loundres. 
Dated at London, 16 June, 11 Edward II. French. 

Memorandum, that Agnes came into chancery at Northampton, 21 July, 
and acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 

July 22. William le Botiller of Werynton acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 

Woodstock, de Chaworth, son of William de Chaworth, knight, 360/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lauds and chattels in cos. Lancaster, Nottingham, 
and Warwick. 

Tliomas, abbot of Pippewell, acknowledges that he owes to Roger 
Ardyngelli, Francis Balduch', and Dinus Forcetti and their follows, mer- 
chants of the society of theBardi of Florence, 100 marks; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

July 20. William de Eampton, yeoman of the king's pantry, who long served 
Northampton, the late king, is sent to the abbot and convent of Fershore to receive 
for life the same allowance as Richard Fytel had in their house in his life- 
time. 



Membrane 30d. 

July 20. To Thomas, earl of Lancaster. Prorogation of the king's late order to 

Northampton, be at York on the morrow of St. James the Apostle with horses and arms, 

and all his service, to set out to repress the rebellion of the Scots, until 

the morrow of St. Bartholomew. By K. 

[Pari. Writs.'] 

The like to seven earls and eighty others, \_lbid.'] 

Like prorogation of the order to have their service at York as above to 
W. archbishop of York, seventeen bishops, and forty-five abbots, abbesses, 
and priors. [_Ibid.'] 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to proclaim the above pro 
rogation. By K. 

\_lbid.'] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [^Ibid.'] 

Aug. 1. James Beauflour of London acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 

Northampton. Sianhou 50^ ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by John Capon, one of Richard's 
executors. 

Aug. 1. John de Wolverton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de 

Northampton. Bray 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of hi.s lands and chattels 
in CO. Buckingham. 

William de Upton puts in his place Thomas de Sancto Omero to seek 

and receive in chancery 10/., which Adam atte Legh acknowledged in 

chancery that he owed to him. 



Au''. 3. Paulinus Peyvre acknowledges that he owes to Master John Walewayn, 

Leicester. clerk, 1,000 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Buckingham. 



12 EDWARD II. 



95 



1318, Membrane iOd — cont. 

John de Pulton puts in his place John de Crossoby and William de 

Ireby to sue and demand seisin of the lands in the king's hands by the 

death of Richard de Pulton, who held them by the courtesy of England 
after the death of Agnes Muschet, his late wife, mother of Richard son of 
Richard de Pulton, father of the aforesaid John, whose heir he is. 

Nicholas de Ardern acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Cave 
4 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Buckingham. 

July 21 . Master Richard Sauser, who served the king and his father, is sent to the 
Northampton, abbot and convent of Shirburn in Dorsete to receive for life the like main- 
tenance in all things as Richard Beausamis, deceased, received in that 
house. 

July 20. To J. duke of Britanny and Poitou. Request that he will cause his 

Northampton, men, merchants, mariners, and others to be strictly inhibited from attack- 
ing in hostile manner the king's men and merchants going to parts beyond 
sea or returning thence, as the king understands that merchants and 
mariners of the duke's power have prepared many ships of war and fur- 
nished them with men-at-arms for the purpose of robbing the king's mer- 
chants on the sea. The king has in like manner inhibited his men and 
merchants from attacking the duke's men and merchants, and he is 
prepared to exhibit justice to the duke's subjects complaining of damages 
inflicted tipon them by his subjects. The duke is requested to write back 
by the bearer an account of his proceedings. \^Fcede.ra.'] 

Aug. 1. To the abbot of Citeaux. Request that he will excuse tbe attendance 

NorthamptoD. of the abbot of Thame at the next chapter -general at Citeaux, as he is 
charged with the prosecution of certain of the king's affairs, which will be 
much delayed if he attend the chapter, and that he will send letters patent 
to the abbot of Thame in this behalf, and that he will certify the king by 
the bearer of his proceedings. 

Aug. 16. The prior of Lewes acknowledges, for himself and convent, that he owes 

NottiEgham. to Gerard de Chartre and Nicholas Astolf, merchants of Luca, 
260 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
CO. Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The prior of Lenton acknowledges, for himself and convent, that he 
owes to Vannus Grandon' and his fellows, merchants of the society of the 
Spini of Florence, 40/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Nottingham. 

July 25. Laurence son of Laurence de Preston acknowledges that he owes to 

Woodstock. Ralph son of Thomas de Ardern \0l. 2s. Od. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

July 20. To Thomas de Cantebr[ugg]. Order to be at "Westminster on the 

Westminster, morrow of St. Peter ad Vincula next to treat with others of the king's 
counsel upon his affairs. 

The like to : 

Master Jordan Morand. 
Sir Adam de Egleclive. 

Thomas de Luton of Brakele puts in bis place Robert de Roderham, 

clerk, to sue in the matter of a recognisance made to him by John 

Waldeshef in chancery. 

July 20. Hugh son of Hugh de Audele acknowledges that he owes to Ralph 

Northampton. Basset of Drayton, knight, 500/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 



06 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1318. 



July 30. 

Northampton 



A«g. 3. 
Northampton. 



Aug. 10. 
Leake. 



Membrane ZOd — cont. 

his lands and chattels in cos. Lincoln, Rutland, Gloucester, Huntingdon, 
and Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Juliana de Neweuham ackaowledges that she owes to John de Olneye, 
knight, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels 
in CO. Warwick. 

Joan wife of Thomas de Furnival the younger, one of the daughters and 
heiresses of Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief, puts in her place Henry 
Beauveisyn to seek and receive in chancery her purparty of the lands, 
kniglits' fees, and advowsons of her father in England and Ireland. 

Hugh de Audele, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph 
Basket of Drayton lOOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Lincoln, Rutland, and Gloucester. 
Cancelled on payment. 

William de Eyton acknowledges that he owes to Master Thomas de 
Cherleton 38 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Salop. 

To Hugh le Despenser the younger. Order not to do anything in 
breach of the king's peace by reason of the dissensions between him and 
his men of Glamorgan, on the one side, and William de Brewosa and his 
men of Gower, on the other, and to cause his ministers and men to desist 
from so doing. The king has sent like inhibition to William. By K. 

Mandates in pursuance to the ministers, knights, free tenants, aud all 
others of the land of Glamorgan and of the land of Gower. 

Et erant patenles. 

To the abbot and convent of Fecamp. Request that they will grant for 
life certain land of theirs in the manor of Ecclesden, co. Sussex, to Thomas 
and Robert, brothers of William de Loppewell, clerk of John, bishop of 
Chichester, to whom they granted it for life at the bishop's request, as 
William, who has been promoted to an ecclesiastical benefice by the bishop, 
wishes to demise it to his aforesaid brothers, and that they will certify the 
king of what they shall do herein. 

John Walewayn, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Edmund Bacun, 
knight, 200Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in cos. Salop and Stafford. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Membrane 29d. 

July 27. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator this side Trent. Whereas the 

"Woodstock, prior of Lewes lately made brother James de Cusancia, his fellow monk, 
prior of Preterwelle, as appears by his letters patent addressed to the king, . 
and the king took the fealty of James and ordered the temporalities of the 
priory to be restored to him ; and afterwards at the suit of brother William 
le Avernaz, monk of the order of Cluny, who asserted that he was 
canonically instituted prior of the same and that he had been despoiled 
thereof by James's procuration, the king ordered Master John Walewayn, 
then escheator this side Trent, to cause James to know that he should be 
before the king in chancery on the morrow of St. James last to shew cause 
why the temporalities of the priory ought not to be restored to VV'iliiam ; 
and it is now intimated to the king by the complaint of James that the 
eaid William, pending the aforesaid day before the king, entered the priory 



12 EDWARD II. 



87 



1318. Membrane 2Qd — cont. 

■with force and arms with a multitude of armed malefactors, and that he 
still holds it, wasting the goods of the same> expelling the monks, breaking 
open the chests, and usurping to himself the common seal and miinimenta 
of the priory, sealing obligations and blank letters therewith at his 
pleasure, and commits other enormities, which, if tolerated, would redound 
to the subversion of the priory, which is founded of the alms of the king's 
progenitors, especially as the temporalities of such a house of the king's 
patronage ought not to be delivered to any person or administered without 
the king's special order : wherefore the king orders the escheator to proceed 
at once to the priory, and to amove therefrom the malefactors aforesaid, and 
to take the priory and all appurtenances into the king's hands, and to com- 
mit the custody thereof to some one in whom he can confide, and to cause 
victuals and other necessaries to be administered to the monks and servitors 
of the house from the goods of the same. He is ordered to cause James 
and William to know that they shall be before the king in chancery on the 
morrow of the Assumption to shew their right, if any, in the priory. If 
he find any persons resisting the execution of this order, he is to cause them 
to be attached by the sherifE of Essex and committed to prison until 
further orders. The king has ordered the sheriff to aid him in this matter. 

By K. 

Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff of Essex. By K. 

Aug. 16. John de la Sausery, who long served the king and his father, is sent to 

Clipstone. the prior and convent of Ncwenham to receive his maintenance for life in 

place of William Becok, deceased. 

By K. on the information of brother Luke de Wodeford. 

Aug. 25. To Robert de Kendale, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 

Nottingham. Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover. 

Order to cause G. cardinal priest of SS. Marcellinus and Peter, and L. 

cardinal deacon of St. Mary's iu Via Lata, returning to the Roman court from 

England, whither they came upon certain affairs touching the king and hia 

realm, tu have speedy passage in the port of Dover for themselves, their 

household, horses, and equipments at their own charge. By K, 

Aug. 23. To the sheriS of Nottingham. Order to cause regard to be made in the 

Nottingham, forest of Shirewode before St. Luke next, before the comiDg of the justices 

of the forest. 

[ Capitula.'\ 

Aug. 25. David Gogh, who long served the king, is sent to the prior and convent 

Nottingham, of Wirksop to receive such maintenance as Hugh de Badburgham, deceased, 

had in their house by the late king's request. By K, 

Walter le Furettour, who long served the king, is sent to the abbot and 

convent of Derleye to receive such maintenance in their house as Richard 

Charlemayn, deceased, had in their house at the late king's request. 

Aug. 25. To the bailiffs of the borough and to the whole community of the town 

Nottingham, of Grantham. Order to punish by imprisonment the men of their town 

elected by them by virtue of the king's order to cause 40 footmen to be 

elected in their town and sent to York by a certain day in order to set out 

with the king against the Scots, and to compel them to come in the king's 

service, as the king learns that certain of them are rebellious and refuse to 

come in the king's service. By K. and C. 

IParl. Writs.'] 

The like to : 

The mayor, bailiffs, and whole community of the city of Lincoln, with- 

out mentioning the number. 
The mayor, bailitfs, and whole community of the town of Kottingbaw 

for 40 footmen. [/6(<£.] 

7641S. » 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1318. 

Aug. 29. 

Clipstone. 

Aug. 25. 

Nottingham. 



Aug. 29. 
Clipstone. 



Sept. L 
Clipstone. 



Sept. 3. 
Clipstone. 



Sept. 13. 

Clipstone. 



Sept. 8. 
Clipstone. 



Sept. 14. 
Blyth. 



Membrane 29d — cont. 
Richard son of William de Kuapton acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert son of William le Vavassour 200^. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

To Robert, king of Sicily. Request that he will promote the king's 
business in the Roman court with the pope and others, and that he will 
give audience to the king's clerk Master Aymericus Guirardi, archdeacon 
of Elne (Mnen'), in this behalf. 

Henry de Waterfal, parson of the church of Malteby, acknowledges 
that he owes to Richard de Estfeld of Tikehull and Simon de Stirap 
17 marks 10*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

William Scot and William de Herlaston, parson of the church of Ibstock, 
diocese of Lincoln, acknowledge that they owe to Adam de Brom, clerk, 
20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
cos. York and Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Kirvesale acknowledges that he owes to William de Thornetoft, 
clerk, 9 marks 5s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Nottingham. 

William de Cressy the son puts in his place Roger de Shirburn, clerk, to 
seek and receive 200/. in chancery from the tenants of the lands that 
belonged to William de Cressy of Hoddesak, deceased, on the day when the 
deceased acknowledged the above sum to William the son in the late king's 
chancery. 

William flz Waryn came before the king, on Wednesday after the 
Nativity of St. Mary, and sought to replevy to Peter fiz Waryn the said 
Peter's laud in Westbury, taken into the king's hands for his default before 
the justices of the Bench against Thomas, prior of Monkton Farlegh. This 
is signified to the justices. 

William le Premon of Marchimleye acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de Marchimleye, clerk, 46i. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Salop. 

Enrolment of release by Galiana, late the wife of Stephen de Higeley, to 
John son of Ralph de Yerdhill of her right in a messuage, 8 acies of land 
and an acre of meadow in Yerdhill. Dated at York, 13 September, 
12 Edward II. Witnesses : Thomas de Bauraburgh, Roger de Wytewode, 
John Archer, John Galon, Adam Sharp of WoUovr', and Thomas son of 
Matilda of the same. 

Memorandum, that Galiana came into chancery at York, on the said day, 
and acknowledged the above deed. 

To Henry le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the king. 
Older to be at York in person in the octaves of Michaelmas with the rolls, 
records, and processes touching pleas pending before the king, in order to 
hold such pleas thej'e. By K. 

William Scot acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Bardelby, clerk, 
10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Adam le Clerk of Lenne puts in his place William de Pyckeworth to levy, 
recover, and receive from Henry de Rikelynghous and the men of Lubyk, 
Strillessond {sic), and Grippeswold 300^, and to prosecute against the men 
of Flanders and to recover and receive from them 288/., in the king's 
court and elsewhere within the realm, as if Adam himself were present. 



12 EDWARD II. 99 



1318. Membrane 29d — cont. 

Sept. 21. Master Simon de Trosk (sic) le Masoa acknowledges that he owes to 
York. William de Thorntoft, clerk, 60s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Roger de Stocke acknowledges that he owes to John Gifiard of Wone- 
warstowe 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Henry de Ridford acknowledges that he owes to John de Yordeburgh 
60 marks 10*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Lincoln. 

Nicholas Fraunceys of Wyrdlyngton acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de Walkefare 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Cambridge. 

William le Frend of Sutton acknowledges that he owes to John Russel 
of Bradenestok lOOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Wilts. 

Richard Byron of Cadenay, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the 
prior of Newstead on Ancoln 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his land and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Peter, prior of the monks of Theford, puts in his place brother Henry de 

Brom, his fellow-monk, or William de Theford Wei or Thomas de Wytenden, 

to shew on his behalf in chancery acquittances to the amount of 200/., in 
which sum the prior was indebted to Master Berengar de Sancto Quiliano 
by recognisance made in chancery. 



Membrane 28d. 

Aug. 25. To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a parliament at 
Nottingham. York in three weeks from Michaelmas. By K. and C. 

[Pari. Writs.] 

The like to W. archbishop of York, A. archbishop of Dublin, and seven- 
teen bishops, ilbid-l 

The like to the bishop of Bath and Wells. [lAid.] 

To the abbot of St. Augustine's Canterbury. Summons to attend the 
above parliament. [Ibid.] 

The like to forty-three abbots and priors, the prior of St. John's Hospital, 
and the master of the order of Sempyngham. [Ibid.] 

To Thomas, earl of Lancaster. Summons to attend the above parliament. 
[Ibid.] 

The like to eight earls and eighty-four others. [Ibid.] 

The like to Master Robert de Pikeryng', dean of York, Master John 
Walewayn, the king's treasurer, the escheators on both sides of the Trent, 
and to twenty-one others. [Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of Essex and Hertford. Order to cause two knights to be 
elected from each county, two citizens from each city, and two burgesses 
from each borough in his bailiwick, and to cause them to attend the above 
parliament. [Ibid.'] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

Sept. 20. To the master and brethren and sisters of the hospital of Neutou in 

York. Holdernesse. Order to admit into the hospital Cassandra, late the wife of 

Walter de Ros, and to provide her with maintenance for life according to 

the requirements of her estate, making her letters patent granting the sama 

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to Iier under their common seal, as the king wishes to provide her with 
suitable maintenance on account of her husband's service to the late king 
in Gascony and to the king in Scotland and in garrison of the town of 
Berwick-on-Tweed, where he was beheaded by the Scotch rebels because 
he would not adhere to them against the king. 

By K. on the information of Master Thomas de Cherleton. 



Membrane 27d. 

Sept. 23, Robert de Maneres of Stitlom acknowledges that he owes to Giles son of 
York. John de Ferlington, knight, 1,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

John de Rythre acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Birkyng', 
executor of the will of Master Richard de Beverlaco, sometime parson of 
the church of Broghton -in-Craven, 8 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
paj-ment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

John de Legh acknowledges that he owes to Geoffrey de Bynghara 30A ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Notting- 
ham. 

Geoffrey de Byngham acknowledges that he owes to Richard son of Ralph 
de Byngham 400/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Edmund son of Adam de Ripplyngham acknowledges that he owes to 
Thomas de Ousthorp 4 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co, York. 

Sept. 24. To the bailiffs and men of Great Yarmouth. Prohibition of their in- 

York. flioting damage or wrong upon the men of Little Yarmouth and Gorleston, 

or doing anything in disturbance of the king's peace, as the king is given to 

understand that they are preparing to enter the said towns by armed force 

on account of the disputes between the men of those towns. 

The like to the bailiffs and men of the towns of Little Yarmouth and 
Gorleston. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to inhibit the men of 
Great Yarmouth and of Little Yarmouth and Gorleston from inflicting 
damage upon one another. 

Sept. 26. David Gouch, who served the king and his father, is sent to the abbot 

York. and convent of Maynan near Coneway in Wales to receive the necessaries 

of life. By K. 

Hugh Trufle, who served the king and his father, is sent to the rector of 
Assherigge in place of Reginald le Clerk, deceased, to receive such main- 
tenance as Reginald had in the same {sic). 

Sept. 26. John atte Grene of Layseby came before the king, on Tuesday after St. 
York. Matthew, and sought to replevy the manor of Bronfeld belonging to him, 
his wife Margery, Herbert de Flynton and Cicely his wife, Isabella daughter 
of Walter de la Lynde, and Amice her (ejus) sister, taken into the king's 
hands for their default before the justices of the Bench. This is signified 
to the justices. 

Oct. 1. Master Thomas son of Richard son of Simon de Suthflet acknowledges 

York. that he owes to Walter de Fynchyngfeld 80 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 



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William Je Castello acknowledges that he owes to Brian de Herdeby 
100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Lincoln. 

William son of William de Sengham of Grantesete acknowledges that lie 
owes to Richard son of John de Kymberle of Cantebrigg' 100 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Cambridge. 

Sept. 29. Elizabeth de Wygeton acknowledges that she owes to Walter son of 
York. Richard de Kirkebride, knight, 1,000 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of her lands and chattels in co. Cumberland. 

John de Coston, prebendary of Welynton, in the church of Hereford, 
acknowledges that he owes to William de Thorntoft, clerk, 20s. 4d. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Hereford. 

■ Anna, one of the sisters and co-heiresses of Richard Loveday, tenant in 

—— chief, whom Richard Hakoun married, and Katherine, the second sister, 

whom Roger de Tychebourn married, put in their places Roger de Tyche- 

bourn and John Balle to seek and receive their purparties of the lands, 

knights' fees, and advowsons of churches of their said brother. 

Roger de Stocke acknowledges that he owes to John Giffard of Wone 
Warstowe 12/. ; to be levied, in defaulc of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Foston and Adam de Polles acknowledge that they owe to 
Adam de Pannebury 4.1. Qs. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
tbeir lands and chattels in co. York. 

Alan, abbot of St. Mary's York, acknowledges, for himself and convent, 
that he owes to Roger Ardingelli and his fellows, merchants of the society 
of the Bardi of Florence, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on •payment, acknowledged hy Guide Theathaldi, attorney of 
the said merchants. 

Oct. 2. Marmaduke de Tweng, Robert son of William le Conestable of Flayn- 

Tork. burgh, and William de Eodestan acknowledge that they owe to Roger de 
Seleby of York 200 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Robert do Hilton, Thomas de Bolton, Walter de Kelk, and John Baron, 
executors of the will of Ralph son of William, acknowledge that they owe 
to Roger de Mansergh 100.?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Oct. 2. To L. bishop of Durham. Request that he will admit Joan, late the 

Tork. wife of John de la Chaumbre, into his hospital of Shirburn, and cause her 

to have her maintenance in all things therein for life, and to cause letters 
patent granting the same to her to be made under the hospital seal, as the 
king wishes to provide her with maintenance, in consideration of the good 
service of her husband in Scotland, especially as he was slain by the Scotch 
rebels whilst defending the castle of Berwick-on-Tweed against them. 

By K. 
Oct. 4. John Roland of Guthmundham acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de 

York. Stoke, clerk, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of paymsnt, of his lands and 

chattels in co. York. 

John son of Robert de Cotes of Raveneserodde came before the king, on 
Wednesday after Michaelmas, and sought to replevy hia land in Ravenesor- 



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odde, taken into tlie king's hands for his default before the justices of the 
Bench against Roger Hurtequarter and Alice his wife. This is signified to 
the justices. 

Membrane 2Qd. 

Oct. 5. Robert le Conestable of Flaynburgh acknowledges that he owes to 

York. Nicholas Flemmyng, citizen of York, 62?. 5*. Hd. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Hugh son of Ralph de Dryby of Lavyngton acknowledges that he owes 
to John de Wolyngham (sic), parson of the church of Styandeby, 25 marks 
6^. Sd. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Lincoln. 

Oct. 6. John Paynel of Botheby acknowledges that he owes to John de Wokyng- 

York. ham {sic), parson of the church of Styenby, executor of the will of Master 

Robert Luterel, late parson of the church of Irneham, and his co-executors 

90 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 

CO. Lincoln. 

Thomas de Veer, son of the earl of Oxford, acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de Kendale 55 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 

Sept. 30. Robert Elewyn and Sarah his wife and Richard de Chestre came before 

York. the king, on Saturday after Michaelmas, and sought to replevy their land in 

Fynmer, taken into the king's hands for their default before the justices of 

the Bench against Cicely, late the wife of William de Lyllyng'. This is 

signified to the justices. 

Sept. 28. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to warn Andrew de Hartcla to 

York. appear in person before the king and his council in parliament at York in 

a month from Michaelmas to treat with the king of certain matters, and to 

enjoin him on the king's behalf not to deliver or eloign without special 

order the hostages in his custody for John de Murreth and Robert Barde. 

By K. and C. 
The like to the sheriff of Westmoreland. 

Oct. 9. Reymund son of Alexander de Tykyngkote of Stauuford acknowledges 

York. that he owes to Henry de Staunton 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. — The chancellor received 
the acknowledgment. 

Thomas son of Roger de Kyrdyn acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
de Clayton 10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Lancaster. — The chancellor received the acknowledg- 
ment. 

Oct. 9. Agnes, late the wife of John le Fevre, came before the king, on Monday 

York. the feast of St. Denis, and sought to replevy her land in Seleby, taken into 
the king's hands for her default before the justices of the Bench against 
William Aundel. This is signified to the justices. 

Oct. 7. To Philip, king of France and Navarre. Letter signifying to him that 

York. the mayor and sheriffs of London arrested the following goods of certain 
merchants of Amiens and Rouen, to the value of 197/. 8«. 2d. sterling, by 
virtue of the king's orders to arrest goods of the men and merchants of the 
power of the king of France, and delivered the same to certain of the king's 
merchants of the city of London in part satisfaction of their damages, before 
the king caused such arrests to be suspended until All Saints next, by 
which time the king of France has promised to make satisfaction to the 



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103 



Oct. 7. 
York. 



1318. Membrane 2Qd — cont. 

king's merchants : goods of James Fruzel of Amiens to the value of 
68/. 13*. Qd. ; goods of John Malyn of Amiens to the value of 89/. 12*. 6c?. ; 
goods of Luke Lostiller of Amiens to the value of 72*. %d. ; goods of 
Nicholas Eussinol of Amicus to the value of 20*. ; goods of Firmin de Vil- 
lers of Amiens to the value of 30s. ; goods of Unricus le Manner of Amiens 
to the value of 10/. sterling ; goods of John Kau . . un of Rouen to tlie 
value of 4/. ; goods of Roger Fosse to the value of 19/. As the mayor and 
sheriffs were unable to restore the said goods to the merchants of the king 
of France, the king notifies him concerning the same, so that their value 
may be deducted from the 2,000/. due to the king's merchants aforesaid. 

To the abbot and convent of St. Augustine, Canterbury, sub-collectors in 
the diocese of Canterbury of the tenth for one year imposed upon the clergy 
by the pope for the king's use. Order to certify the king in his next parlia- 
ment at York in three weeks from Michaelmas next of what sums they have 
paid out of the first term of payment of the said tenth, and to whom, and by 
what warrant, and in what manner. 

The like to the following sub-collectors : 

The abbot and convent of Glastonbury, sub-collectors in the diocese of 

Bath and Wells. 
The prior and convent of Worcester, sub-collectors in the diocese of 

Worcester. 
The dean and chapter of St. Ethelbert, Hereford, sub-coUectora in that 

diocese. 
The prior and convent of Burton-on-Trent, sub-collectors in the diocese 

of Coventry and Lichfield. 
The prior and convent of Llanthony, near Gloucester, sub-collectors in 

the diocese of St. Davids. 
The sub-collector in the diocese of Exeter. 
The abbot and convent of Tyntern in the diocese of LlandafE. 
The bishop of Bangor, collector in his diocese. 
The prior and convent of Vallis Crucis. 

The ibbot and convent of St. Mary's York,] ,,,. , ,. 
1 he abbot and convent ot oeleby, > fv t 

The prior and convent of Thurgerton, J 

The prior and convent of Durham, sub-collectors in the diocese of 
Durham. 
Memorandum, that J. bishop of Ely, the chancellor, on Wednesday after 
St. Denis, to wit 11 October, upon setting out by the king's licence from 
York to Beverley, delivered the great seal under his seal by the king's 
order in St. Mary's Abbey, York, to Sir William de Ayremynne, keeper of 
tlie rolls of chancery, to do therewith what pertained thereto, and to keep 
it under the seals of Sir Geofirey de Welleford and Sir William de 
Horlaston until the chancellor's return ; which William [de Ayremynne] 
opened the seal in the abbey church at the third hour of the same day in 
the presence of Geoffrey and William, and other clerks of the chancery, and 
sealed writs therewith, and the seal remained after such sealing in William's 
custody under the seals of Geoffrey and William. 
Oct. 13. John de Ferlyngton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Burstirick. Ellerker, the elder, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his landa 
and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment, 

Robert de Maners of Stitnom, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to 

John de Ferlyngton, knight, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 

of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Oct. 15. Geoffrey le Littestere came before the king, on Sunday the feast of 

Barstwick. St. Wulfram, and sought t» replevy the land of himself and his wife 



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1318. 



Oct. 17. 

Burstwick. 



Oct. 16. 

Burstwick. 



Membrane 26d — cont. 
Beatrice in Wycleve and Girlyrton, taken into the king's hands for their 
default before tlie justices of the Bench against Walter de Stapelton and 
Anabilla his wife. This is signified to the justices. 

John de Ileslarton and Gerard Salvayn acknowledge that they owe to 
William le Latymer, lord of Scamston, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on ■payment. 

Emma, late the wife of Henry Attedenes of Hundmanby, came before 
the king on Tuesday after St. Wolfram, and sought to replevy her land in 
Hundmanby, taken into the king's hands for her default before the justices 
of the Bench against Ralph Fauvel of Scoter. This is signified to the 
justices. 

William de Ros of Ingmanthorp acknowledges that he owes to Alan de 
Leaume 40/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 



Membrane 25d. 
Oct 25. Marmaduke de Tweng and Robert le Conestable, knights, acknowledge 

York. that they owe to Nicholas de Coloyne and Richard de Huntyngdon, 
merchants of York, 50/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Briggate acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Bardelby, 
clerk, 37 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Thomas le Agguiller of York acknowledges that he owes to Henry le 
Garligmonger of Norhampton 61/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. — The chancellor received the acknow- 
ledgment. 
Oct. 25. Simon, abbot of Seleby, acknowledges, for himself and his convent, that 

York. he owes to William Arnaldi de Portau, John Cosyn, and Gaillard de 
Sussoun, merchants of Gascony, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 
Alan le Seigneur of Walton acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de 
Wygynton 201. ; to be levied in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Robert son of William le Conestable of Flaynburgh acknowledges that he 
owes to Eleanor, late the wife of Henry de Percy, 20/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Oct. 29. John Haclut acknowledges that he owes to John Pecok, the elder, 40Z. ; 

York. to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Lincoln 
and Leicester. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

The abbot of Bievaux {RievaW) acknowledges, for himself and his 
convent, that he owes to Walter de Bakehous of Stokesleye and Margaret 
his wife 450 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. York, 

Cancelled on payment. 

Gilbert de Aton, knight, acknowledges that 
Flemyng of York and John de Stokesleye 200Z. ; 
ji^yment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 



he owes to Nicholas le 
to be levied, iu default of 



12 EDWARD 11. 106 



1318. Membrane 25d — conf. 

Ralph le Bloghere of Norwich acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
de "Westle 30s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Norfolk. 

Thomas de Furnivall, the younger, ackoowledges that he owes to Giles 
Pecche 25 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Stafford. 

Alexander de Ribbeton came before the king, on Sunday after SS. Simon 
and Jude, and sought to replevy to John de Ughtrethsat his land in Plom- 
land, taken into the king's hands for John's default before the justices of 
the Bench against Walter de Plumland. 

Adam de Swylynton acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Thorp 
and Alice his wife 9 marks 4s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Botetourt and Constantino Mortimer acknowledge that they owe 
to John de Claveryng 15i. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. — The chancellor received the 
acknowledgment. 

Thomas de Jernemutli of Lenne acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Whetacr' of Lenne 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Nov. 4. Peter Breton, Robert Breton, William de Paunton, and Walter de 

York. Toutheby acknowledge that they owe to Thomas de Bekeriug', knight, 
140 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in CO. Lincoln. 

Philip de Somervill acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Everyngham 
4 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Stafford. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Nicholas de Segrave puts in his place Thomas de Kiselyngbury to sue the 

execution of a recognisance made to him by John Abel, knight, for 

85/. 7*. Od. 

Kobert de la Lee of Reyndon acknowledges that he owes to Walter de 
Fynchyugfeld 22/. Qs. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Nov. 6. Henry de Bosco, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Roger Damory 

York. 46/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
York. 

John de Claveryng, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Bardelby, clerk, 100«. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Walter de Twynham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de 
Thrclkeld 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Westmoreland. 

Nov. 8. John Darcy came before the king, on Wednesday after St. Leonard last, 

York. and sought to replevy his land in Walkryngham, taken into the king's hands 
for his default before the justices of the Bench against Beatrice, late the 
wife of John Damyot. This is signified to the justices. 

Peter Breton acknowledges that he owes to Robert Breton, knight, 
2,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Lincoln. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 



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John de Scargill acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Tbrelkeld 
5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Nov. 10. William Thornene of Snaynton acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de 

York. Neville 10^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 

CO. York. 

John son of William de Rouclyf, clerk, ackno';rledges that he owes to 
Thomas de Sibethorp, clerk, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of hia 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard de Thorp near Newerk acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas 
le Flemyng of York 8 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Memorandum, that whereas Sir William de Thorntoft, keeper of the 
hanaper of chancery, on 16 November, was absolved from that office by the 
king and licensed to return home, the king, on the same day, appointed tlohn 
de EUerker, the elder, keeper of the hanaper in the same manner as others 
have had the office, and granted that he should in no wise be amoved fiom 
office during good-behaviour; which John, at the hour of vespers on ihe 
same day, took oath of office in the chamber of the bishop cf Ely, the 
chancellor, in St. Mary's abbey, York, before the chancellor in the presence 
of William de Ayremynne, keeper of the rolls of chancery, and of the said 
William de Thorntoft, and of others. 



Membrane 24d. 

Nov. 11. William de Wyddeslade puts in his place John Waldeshef to sue in 
York. chancery the matter of an arrest against William le Rede, Hermann le 
Skippere, Henry de Bevre, John Safran, John le White, Conrad le Sw^rt, 
and their fellows, merchants of Almain, concerning a trespass committed 
upon him by certain men of Almain, and to reeeive restitution and satisfac- 
tion for his damages if the arrest happen to be adjudged. 

John de Olneye puts in his place John de Sancto Paulo to sue the matter 

of a recognisauee for 201. made in chancery by Juliana, late the wife of 

Philip de Newenham. 

Nov. IL John, abbot of Salley, acknowledges, for himself and convent, that he owes 
York. to William de Ayremynne, clerk, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert de Colville and John Bygot acknowledge that they owe to 
William le Latymer, lord of Scamston, 251. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Brother Reginald, prior of Gromond, and William de Lenne acknowledge 
that they owe to Robert de Colvylle and John Bygot, knights, 251. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

The prior of Montacute acknowledges, for himself and his convent, 
that he owes to William Person, ' Lumbard,' and Cambinus Fuiberti, 201. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. 
Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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1318. Membrane 24:d — cont. 

The prior of Bridelyngton acknowledges, for himself and convent, that he 
owes to Robert de Cotingham, clerk, lOZ. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Nov. 12. Amice, late the wife of William Wyrok of Suthtlirop, came before the king, 

York. on Sunday after Martinmas, and sought to replevy her land in Suththorp near 

Hornse, taken into the king's hands for her default before the justices of 

the Bench against Alan de Suththorp, chaplain. This is signified to the 

justices. 

William son of Roger de Morteyn, knight, acknowledges that he owes 
to Ralph de Crophull, knight, 600/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Nott ngham. 

William de Thorntoft, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to John, bishop 
of Winchester, 70/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his landa 
and chattels in cos. York and Worcester. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by John de Cokermuth and 
John de Heyden, clerk, executors of the bishop's will. 

Nov. 12. Peter de Acclum acknowledges that he owes to William le Latymer, 
York. knight, 6 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and 
chattels in co. York. 

William Trussel, knight, and John de Nevill of Stoke acknowledge that 
they owe to William Gerberge, son of Thomas Gerberge, knight, 
106/. 13i. 4d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in cos. Leicester and Lincoln. 

Adam Carbonel of Radeclive acknowledges tliat he owes to Geoffrey de 
Mildenhale 100*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Thomas de Colevill and Peter de Acklom acknowledge that they owe 
to William le Latymer, knight, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

' Robert Petit of Suthmuskham and Adam de Coshale put in their place 

— — William de Creyk, clerk, to prosecute the matter of a recognisance made 

by them to Adam de Middelton against the executors of the said Adam. 

Richard de Greystok acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Cleyton 
22 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Lancaster. 

John de Ros of Tidde acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Heselarton, James de Houton, Alan de Weybrede, and William de 
Brakenholm, executors of the will of William de Ros of Hamelak, 40 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Ralph de Sandbache, dean of Holand, acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de Cliderhou, clerk, 48 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Lancaster. 

William son of William de Vescy of Neusom acknowledges that he owes 
to William son of Nicholas de Clif 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northumberland. — The chancellor 
received the acknowledgment. 

Roger ' in the Garth ' of EUerker acknowledges that he owes to 
John, bishop of Ely, 25 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in eo. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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1318. 3Iembrane 24d — cont. 

Thomas Daunny and Alexander de Wyndesore acknowledge that they 
owe to the abbot of St. Mary's York lOZ. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels in co. Westmoreland. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made in his 
county [court] and in the town of Wartre and other neighbouring market 
towns that no person shall come with merchandise or other goods for sale 
to the manor of Wartre on the eve, day, and morrow of St. James the 
Apostle, or to buy goods there, or exercise any merchandise there, under 
pain of forfeiture of the goods for sale brought thither, as the prior and 
convent of Wartre have renounced before the king and his council in the 
present parliament at York a certain fair to be held at their manor of 
Wartre on the aforesaid days, which fair was granted to them by the 
charter of King Henry the king's progenitor, as appears by their letters 
patent sealed with their common seal remaining in chancery. 

Enrolmeni of letters of the sub-prior and convent of Wartre confirming 
the petition she\iu to the king and his council by brother William de 
Wellewyk, their prior, with the consent of (heir chapter, praying that they 
might renounce I heir right in the above fair and that the king would re- 
voke and abolish the fair on account of the homicides and other enormities 
perpetrated therein yearly. They request the king to consent to the peti- 
tion. Undated. 

Nov. 16. To the prior of St. Katherine's without Lincoln, commissary in the 
York. diocese of Lincoln of Master Rigaud de Asser[io], canon of Orleans, nuncio 
of the pope. Order to supersede entirely the exaction of a year's fruit of 
priories in that bishopric when (hey happen to be void by pre(cxt of 
Rigaud's commission to him, and to revoke any sentences made by him on 
this account, and to restore anything that may have been collected or levied 
by him or his ministers in this behalf, grievous complaint having been made 
by the earls, barons, and magnates of the realm in parliament at York that he 
exacts a year's fruits or the value thereof upon voidance from the priories 
of their patronage, the custody whereof pertains to them in time of void- 
ance ; for which they have prayed the king to provide a remedy ; where- 
fore the king, after deliberation with his council, issues this order, because 
it is found that the exaction redounds not only to the prejudice of the pat- 
rons, but also to the depression and wasting of their priories, especially as 
the burdens incumbent upon the priories do not cease during voidance, 
such as divine services, hospitality, alms, and other works of charity, which 
could not be continued if the prior collected such fruits. 

By K. and the whole C. 

The like to the abbot of Evesham, commissary of the said Rigaud in the 
bishopric of Worcester. 

Membrane 23d. 

Kov. 16. Stephen de Hasthorp, vicar of the church of Barton-on-Humbre, 
York. diocese of Lincoln, acknowledges that he owes to Master Robert de 
Ripplingham 15/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the county and diocese of Lincoln. 

John de Asshelegh acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Evesham, 
clerk, and John de Burgh, clerk, 2C0/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Devon. 

William de Ros of Ingmanthorp acknowledges that he owes to Vannus 
Bellard, merchant of Lucca {Luk'), 301. ; to be levied, in default; of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. — The chancellor received the 
ackuowledgment. 



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1318. Membrane 2Zd — cont. 

Hugh de Tildeslegh acknowledges that he owes to Margaret, late the 
■wife of Henry de Wcrkelegh, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Lancaster. 

Nov. ] 9. Thomas de Tolfhorp, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
York. Plaiz, knight, 400 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Ros of Ingmanthorp acknowledges that he owes to Gerard 
Salveyn 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Gerard Salveyn acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Barston and 
Joan his wife 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Ingelram Bernger acknowledges that he owes to Stephen de Segrave 
20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels in 
CO. Wilts. 

William de Plaici.', knight, and Robert de Bukton acknowledge that they 
ewe to John de Barton, knight, 400/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Nov. 21. Geoffrey le Botyller came before the king, on Tuesday after St. Edmund, 

York. and .sought to replevy the land of himself and his wife Margery in Bothura 

near York, taken into the king's hand.s for their default before the justices 

of the Bench against Alice, late the wife of Richard de Bouthum. This is 

signified to the justices. 

William de Thorntoft, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Ayremynn, clerk, 10/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Roger de Northburgh, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
de Banlelby, clerk, 6 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled om payment. 

Peter de Uvedale, knight, acknowledses that he owes to John de Hesel- 
arton, parson of the church of Stapelford Tany, 53s. 4c?. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Essex, Suffolk, and 
Norfolk. 

Thomas Sherewynd and Peter de Bradefeld acknowledge that they owe 
to Alexander Talyfer 4/. Qs. Od. : to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Richard de Albo Monasterio of Barneby-on-Done acknowledges that he 
owes to Adam le Ferrour of London 6/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Stephen son of William de Blaktoft acknowledges that he owes to John, 

bishop of Ely, 12/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 

chattels in co. York. 

Nov. 23. Roger Damory acknowledges that he owes to Thomas, earl of Lancaster, 

York. 906 marks 7s. 4d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 

chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged before Sir John de Merton, 
ipecially tent by the chancellor for this purpose. 



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1318. Membrane 23d — cont. 

Hugh Daudele, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas, earl 
of Lancaster, 1,229 marks 6s. Qd. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

William de Monte Acuto acknowledges that he owes to Thomas, earl of 
Lancaster, 413 marks 4^. Od. ; to he levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Adam de Bykirstath acknowledges that he owes to Henry de AsphuU 10/.; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Lancaster. 

Simon de Waldeby acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Sancto 
Audoeno 96/. ; to be levied, in dei'ault of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Robert de Farnylowe acknowledges that he owes to John de Fandonne 
12 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels iu 
CO. Northumberland. 

Robert de Sandale acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Lascy 
200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Enrolment of grant by Richard son of Richard de Buttrewyk to John 
son of Robert de Brampton of Netherdunsford and Alice his wife of their 
chief messuage in the town and territory of Netherdunsford, with all the 
marsh of his turbary and appurtenances in Brampton, which he had of 
John's gift by charter of feoffment. Witnesses : Richard de Lofthouses, 
Richard Warde, John atte Church (ad Ecclesiam), Ralph de Marre of 
Quixelay, John de Kyghelay, Simon de Overdunsford, Thomas de Dodde- 
ker of Grafton. Dated at Netherdunsford, on Friday after the Invention of 
the Holy Cross, 1316. 

Nov. 25. Henry de la Pomeray acknowledges that he owes to John de Galmeton 
York. 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Devon. 

Harsculphus de Whitewell acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de Neyr- 
ford 20/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Rutland. 

Note of payment of 10/., acknowledged by Ed. de Brisingham, 
attorney [of the said jEdmund~\. 

Nov. 22. The sheriff of York. Order to cause two citizens from each city and two 
York. burgesses from each borough, discreet merchants, in his bailiwick to come 
to London in the octaves of St. Hilary, to treat with John de Cherleton, 
citizen of London, mayor of the merchants of this realm, and with other 
merchants concerning the holding of the staple of wool in Flanders and 
other matters touching the merchanis of this realm, as the king wishes to 
have conference concerning these matters by discreet merchants of the 
realm, for which purpose he has enjoined the said John, who is fully in- 
formed of the matters aforesaid by the king's council, to bo at London on 
the aforesaid octaves to inform the merchants of the above matters and to 
treat with them concerning the same. By C. 

[^Fcedera; Pari. Writs.'] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. \_Ibid.'\ 

Nov. 23. To the same. Order to cause proclamation to be made forbidding any- 
York. one injuring or aggrieving men, merchants, or others of Flanders, or arrest- 
ing their goods this side the feast of the Assumption, as the king, on 
account of the treaty in progress between him and R. count of Flanders for 
the reformation of damages inflicted by their subjects upon each other, has 
received all merchants and others of the count's power into his protection iu 



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coming into this realm with their goods and merchandise, staying therein, 
and returning thence, and has caused letters patent to be made in their 
favour to last until the Assumption. \_Fosdera.'\ 

The like lo the following :' 

The sheriii' of Northumberland. 

The sherifiF of Cumberland. 

The sherifE of Lancaster. 

The sheriff of Lincoln. 

The sheriff of Norfolk and SufEolk. 

The sherifE of "Essex and Hertford. 

The sheriffs of London. 

The sheriff of Kent. 

The sheriff of Sussex and Surrey. 

The sheriff of Southampton. 

The sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. 

The sheriff of Cornwall. 

The sheriff of Devon. 

The sheriff of Gloucester. [TSic?.] 

Boger Dubel of Bungeye acknowledges that he owes to Master William 
de Bella Fago, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Nov. 27. Simon Ward of Gyvendale and Walter de Haukesworth acknowledge that 
York. they owe to John de Either 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. Yoi'k. — The chancellor received the recog- 
nisance. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert son of William le Vavasour, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Sothill, clerk, .55/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Note of payment of 61. 3s. id. 

Robert de Barton acknowledges that he owes to Master Henry de Clif, 
100*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Westmoreland. 

John, bishop of Bath and Wells, acknowledges that he owes to William 
le Latymer, knight, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Somerset. 

William Gower of Stitlom acknowledges that he owes to John son of 
Walter de Stokesleye 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Nov. 28. Henry son of Hugh acknowledges that he owes to John de Merkyngfeld, 
York. clerk, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Thomas de Fournivall, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Monte Acuto 36/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Roger son of William de Blaketoft and Thomas Page of Blaketoft ac- 
knowledge that they owe to John, bishop of Ely, 12 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

William Arnaldi de Portau, John del Cosyn, and Geoffrey de Visson, 

merchants of Gascony, put in their places Garcias de Lubynhon to prose- 
cute the matter of a recognisance for 200/. made to them by Simon, abbot of 
Selebj. 



112 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1318. Membrane 23d — cont. 

John de Burgh acknowledges that he owes to Hawisia de Mar 
11 marks Qs. 8d.: to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Cambridge. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Nov. 30. John de Scotre, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Clayton 
York. 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Lincoln. 

Membrane 22d. 

Dec. 1. To the abbot of St. Augustine's Canterbury. Request that he will meet 

York. the archbishop of Canterbury at London on the morrow of the Purification 
to treat and consent to a subsidy to the king for the Scotch war, the pre- 
lates of the province of Canterbury having excused themselves from making 
such subsidy in the parliament at York on account of the archbishop's 
absence ; for which reason the king has requested the archbisliop to convoke 
the prelates and clergy of his province at the above date. By K. 

[rarl. Writs.'] 

The like to the abbots of St. Edmunds, Waltham, Westminstei", St. 
Albans, Evesham, the prior of St. John's Hospital, and the master of the 
order of Sempingham. \_lbid.'\ 

Nov. 25. To Robert, count of Flanders. Request that he will cause restitution or 
York. satisfaction to be made, according to the treaty between him and the king, 

to Robert son of Ralph de Burton Stathre for 9 serplors of wool of Lynds- 
eye, price 90/. sterling, and 10/. sterling in money, laden by him at Kynge- 
ston-on-Huil in certain ships of William Peterson and Peter Bellard for the 
purpose of carrying the same to Flanders to trade there with the same, 
which certain malefactors of the count's dominion took and carried away by 
force and arms on the sea-coast between Ravenes[ere] and Great Yarmoutli, 
the count having failed to do justice to the said merchant although he 
delivered tlie king's letters to him praying him to do so, as appears by the 
testimony of men and merchants of the community of Kyngeston sworn 
and examined in this behalf made to the king undei' the seal of the com- 
munity. 

Be it remembered that whereas lately certain prelates, earls, and barons 
•went, by the king's will and the assent of many great men and others of his 
council then at Norliampton, to the earl of Lancaster to treat with him 
upon the profit and honour of the king and his realm, when it was con- 
cluded between the aforesaid . prelates, earls, and barons and the earl of 
Lancaster that the bishops, earls, and barons should remnin with the king 
unlil his next parliament to counsel him in the affairs touching him, and of 
this and other matters an indenture was made to this effect : ' Indenture 
witnessing how the arclibishop of Dublin, the bishops of Norwich, Ely, and 
Chichester, the eails of Pembroke and Arundel, Sir Roger de Mortimer, Sir 
John Somery, Sir Bartholomew de Badleamere, Sir Ralph Basset, and Sir 
John Botetourt have, with the king's will and assent, spoken with the earl 
of Ijancaster upon matters touching the profit of the king and realm in ihis 
form, that is to say, that the bishops of Norwich, Chichester, Ely, 
Salisbury, St. Davids, Carlisle, Hereford, and Worcester, the earls of Pem- 
broke, Richmond, Hereford, and Arundel, Sir Hugh de Courteny, Sir 
Roger de Mortimer, Sir John de Segrave, Sir John de Grey, and one of 
the bannerets of the earl of Lancaster, to be named by him, shall remain 
■with the king for a quarter [of a year] until his next parliament, so that at 
least two of the bishops, one of the earls, one of the barons, and one of the 
earl'e bannerets Bball constantly remain near the king, and that matters of 



12 EDWARD II. H3 



1318. Membrane 22d — cont. 

charge that can and ouglit to be done without parliament shall be done by 
their assent, and if done otherwise, they are to be annulled and redressed iu 
parliament by award of the peers ; and all suitable matters shall be re- 
dressed by them ; and at the parliament persons shall be chosen from them and 
from others who ought to be with the liing by quarters, as they shall be chosen 
and assigned in parliament, to act and counsel the king in form aforesaid. 
And the above prelates, earls, and barons, with the will and assent of the 
king, have undertaken that the king shall make to the earl of Lancaster and 
his men and their retinues {meignees) release and acquittance of all manner 
of felonies and trespasses against his peace until the day of St. James in 
this year, and that the charters of release and acquittance shall be simple 
and without condition, and that if better security for them may be found, it 
shall be made to them at the next parliament and there affirmed before the 
king and his baronage. The earl of Lancaster has granted that he will 
make release and acquittance to all those adhering to the king who shall 
demand the same for what pertains to him for trespass against his person, 
and this shall be done so soon as the premises have been affirmed, and that 
he will not make suit of felony against any of them from the time when 
they receive his letters, saving to him all actions and suits against the earl of 
Warenne and those who assented and aided the felonies and trespasses com- 
mitted by the earl of Warenne upon him ; and that the ordinances shall 
be observed as they are contained under the great seal. And the following 
persons have undertaken, with the will and assent of the king, that the 
premises shall be observed in all points : the archbishops of Canterbury and 
Dublin, the bishops of Norwich, Ely, Chicliester, Salisbury, Chester, Win- 
chester, Hereford, and Worcester, the earl Marshal, Edmund his brother, 
the earls of Pembroke, Richmond, Hereford, Ulster, Arundel, and Anegos, 
Sir Roger de Mortimer, Sir John de Somery, Sir John de Hastingg', Sir 
John de Segrave, Sir Henry de Beaumount, Sir Hugh le Despenser the son. 
Sir John de Grey, Sir Richard de Grey, Sir Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 
Sir Robert de Mohaut, Sir Ralph Basset, Sir Walter de Norwicz. In wit- 
ness whereof the prelates, earls, and barons aforesaid have put their seals to 
one part 'of this indenture, and the earl of Lancaster has put his seal to the 
other part. Written at Leek, 9 August, 12 Edward II.' 

And the said indenture having been read in this parliament, in the 
presence of all those assembled at the parliament, and all the matters therein 
contained having been diligently considered, the prelates, earls, and barons 
agreed, for the honour of the king and the profit of him and his realm, to 
pray and request him to assent that two bishops, an earl, and a baron, with 
a baron or banneret of the household of the earl of Lancaster, in the earl's 
name, shall be constantly with the king by quarters to execute and give 
counsel upon all the king's weighty matters that may be executed without 
parliament, until it shall be otherwise ordained by parliament, so that none 
of these matters shall be executed without the counsel and assent of the 
prelates, earls, and others thus remaining with the king, according to the 
form of the .said indenture, and that such matters otherwise executed shall 
be annulled, as contained in the indenture. The king, desiring to be coun- 
selled in all manners that may turn to the honour and profit of himself and 
his realm, and having regard to the fact that, when he received the govern- 
ment of the realm, he found his land of Scotland at war against him, which 
war continues to this time, and that since his accession there has been a 
war against him in Ireland, and that many other impeachments have arisen, 
and still arise, there and elsewhere in his lordship, by reason whereof it 
seemed to him that he needed greater and more sufficient counsel with him, 
agrees and wills that he will have with him the prelates, earls, and barons 
to counsel him in form aforesaid, provided always that his ministers shall 
execute their offices as they ought to do, according to law and custom. 
784] 6. H 



lU CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1318. Membrane lid — cont. 

Concerning the said releases and acquittances to the earl of Lancaster and 
his men, the king has granted, with the assent of the prelates, earls, barons, 
and commonalties of the realm in his parliament, that he will pardon the 
aforesaid earl and his retainers the suit of his peace and what pertains to 
him by reason of such suit of all manner of felonies and trespasses against 
his peace until the 7 August last, and that he will pardon outlawry to those 
who demand it, if outlawry have been pronounced against them before the 
making of their charters, and he ordered the bishop of Ely, his chancellor, 
to make charters under the great seal, simply and without condition, for the 
said earl and for those whom the earl shall name to the chancellor by his 
letters. Concerning the ordinances, the king wills and grants that they 
shall be held and kept in form aforesaid, and that all the above matters 
shall be enrolled in the rolls of parliament and in chancery, and shall be 
sent to the exchequer, and to both Benches, with orders to enrol them and 
observe them. \Fcedera ; Pari. Writs.'] 



Membrane 2 Id. 

Dec. 8. William Gentilcorps acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de Dunstall 

Tork. 4 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Hertford. 

Thomas Ughtred, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Redenesse of York 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Dec. 9. Adam de Skelton acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Burgo, clerk, 

Tork. 41, ■ to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Cumberland. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard Bustard acknowledges that he owes to Humphrey de Bohun, 
earl of Hereford and Essex, 14/. 4«. lOjrf. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Simon Warde acknowledges that he owes to Roger Damory 400/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

William Tochet, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Ayremynne, clerk, QQs. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Leicester. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Robert de Cave, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Ayremynne, clerk, 40*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of bis lands 
and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Anthony de Lucy, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas le 
Flemyng of York 49/. 6*. 8c?. j to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Cumberland. 

Cancelled on payment, acTmowledged by John de Semmyngburgh, 
executor of the will of Nicholas. 

William de Ousebourn acknowledges that he owes to John de Carleton, 
clerk, 10/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
jn CO. York. 



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1318. Membrane 2\d — cont. 

Dec. 4. To Robert de Wodehous, clerk. Order to attend to the making and 

York. rendering of the account of Ingelard de Warle, deceased, of the 3rd and 
4th years of the king's reign, ■when Ingelard was keeper of the wardrobe 
and Robert was cofferer, according to the manner and form in which other 
cofferers have been wont to make and render account, and to speed all 
those who are bound to render such accounts for the above time. 

By K. and C. 

The like to John de Okham, clerk, ' mutatis mutandis.' 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

aforesaid Robert and John to attend to the making and rendering of the 

aforesaid account. By K. and C. 

Dec. 10. Thomas de Filyngham of Fnsflet acknowledges that he owes to John, 

York. bishop of Ely, 22 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

"William de Wederhale of Northallerton acknowledges that he owes to 
Master Geoffrey, parson of Langeton church, 56Z. 3*. Ad. ; to be levied in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Dec. 7. To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Order to cause proclamation to be 

Tork. made proliibiting any one tourneying, etc., or exercising feats of arms any- 
where in the realm, except for the expedition of the Scotch war, without 
the king's special licence, under pain of a year's imprisonment and grievous 
ransom therefrom, and to aiTest any one presuming to do so, as the king 
understands that many persons exercise feats of arms notwithstanding his 
late prohibition. [^Fcedera ; Pari. Writs.'] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.'] 

Dec. 11. William Dalizon of Laghton and William son of Robert de North 

York. Elkyngton acknowledge that they owe to Henry de Kelstern, merchant, 
and Robert atte Church (ad ecclesiam) of Kelstern 28/. 16*. Od. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Lincoln, 



Membrane 20d. 

Dec. 2. William de Ros of Ingmanthorp acknowledges that he owes to Henry de 

York. Byngham 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Edmund de Ryvers, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas 1& 
Flemyng, citizen of York, 5 marks ; to he levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in ca York, 

Hugh de Bello Campo acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Akesford, clerk, 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in ca. Somerset. 

Thomas de Roshale, knight, puts in his place John de Norton and 

Robert de Marchumleye, to defend a recognisance of lOQZ. made by him in 

chancery to John de Hankere, and its execution. 
Nov. 25, To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause two ships to be hired for WiU 
York, liam Martyn at his expense to carry victuals and other necessaries to the 
marches of Scotland for the maintenance of himself and his men, the said 
William, who is about to set out to join the king in the octaves of Holy 
Trinity, having prayed the king to aid him in procuring two .ships for the 
above purpose. By K. and C. 

H 2 



116 CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1318. Membrane 20d — cont. 

Dec. 2. John le Treour is sent, on account of his good service to the king and 

York. Queen Isabella, to the abbot and convent of Burton-on-Trent to have his 

maintenance there in place of Bonus le Messager. By p.s. 

Dec. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit the master 

York. and brethren of St. Leonard's hospital, York, to have respite of all debts 

due to the king until the end of three years to come, the king having 

granted them respite until then unless he ordain otherwise in the meantime. 

ByK. 

Dec. 9. To the sheriff of York. Writ for payment of the expenses of Alexander 

York. de Cave and John de Barton of Eriton, knights of that county, for their 
attendance at the parliament at York, to wit 5s. a day each. By K. and C. 
[rarl. Writs.] 

Like writs for other counties. [Ibid.] 

To the mayor and bailifis of Lincoln. Like writ for payment of the ex- 
penses of Thomas Gamel and Henry Stoyl, citizens of that city, to wit 2s. 
a day. \_Ibid.1 

The like for sixteen other cities and towns. \_Ihid.~\ 

Dec. 8. Christiana de Hauville, whose husband and three sons [were slain] by 

Y'ork. the Scotch rebels and her lands and goods totally destroyed and wasted by 

them, is sent to the prior and convent of St. Katherine's without Lincoln to 

have her maintenance amongst the sisters of that house until she be able to 

live of her own. By pet. of C. 

Membrane IQd. 

Dec. 16. To the abbot and convent of Messenden. Request that they will admit 
York. into their house William Bellard, ' charetter,' who long served the king and 
his father, whom the king is sending to them, and that they will deliver to 
him the necessaries of life in food and clothing according to the require- 
ments of his estate, and that they will cause letters patent to be made under 
the common seal of their house granting the same to him, writing back an 
account of their proceedings herein. By p.s.[4922, 4923.] 

The like for the following : 

Henry Buffard, sent to the abbot and convent of Evesham. — After- 
wards, they being reasonably excused, on 12 March, he was sent to 
the pi'ior and convent of Doddeford. 

Robert de la Chapele, sent to the abbot and convent of Bordesley. 

Warin Pollard, sent to the prior and convent of Bykenaker. 

Laurence de Hadenham, sent to the prior and convent of Nuttele. 

John de Nedham, sent to the master of the hospital of Newton in 
Holdernesse. 

Henry de Hautot, sent to the prior and convent of Thurgarton. 

Roger de Scardeburgh, sent to the abbot and convent of Kirkeslede. 

Robert de Derby, sent to the abbot and convent of Sautre. 

John de Coumbe, sent to the abbot and convent of Milton. 

William de Grayby, sent to the prior and convent of Lewes. 

Walter Carp, sent to the master and brethren of the hospital of St. 
Juliana (sic) near [St.] Albones. 

Henry le Stedeman, sent to the abbot and convent of Thornton-on- 
Humbre. 

John de Esburn, sent to the abbot and convent of Dorle. 

Nicholas Taunt, sent to the abbot and convent of Roche. — Afterwards, 
10 March, he was sent to the prior and convent of Chacumbe. 

Richard Harwe, sent to the abbot and" convent of Crokesden. — After- 
wards, 8 March, he was sent to the prior and convent of Wroxton. 



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1318. 



1319. 

March 30. 
York. 

April 3. 
York. 

April 18. 
York. 



April 14. 

York. 

May 15. 
York. 

March 13. 
York. 



March 20. 
York. 



Membrane \Qd — cont. 

Geoffrey de Thorpe, sent to the prior and convent of Merton. 
William de Frithe, sent to the abbot and convent of Barlinge. 
William Wyteby, sent to the abbot and convent of Seleby. 
Philip de Leghton, sent to the abbot and convent of St. Edmunds. 

By pet. of C. 
Henry de Oldington, sent to the abbot and convent of Westminster. 
Waiter de la Marclie, sent to the prior and convent of St. Denis 

near Southampton. 
Eobert de Maners, sent to the prior and convent of Byngham. 
John de Gotham, sent to the abbot and convent of Bintteley. 
William del Halle, sent to the abbot and convent of St. Oditha. 
Geoffrey le Coroner, sent to the abbot and convent of Bruerne, in place 

of Richard le Riche of Brymesgrave. 
Robert de Croilonde, sent to the abbot and convent of Revesby, in 

place of Hugh le Keu. 

William de la Mare, sent to the abbot and convent of Cirencester. 

By p.s. 

William le Ferour, sent to the prior and convent of St. Thomas near 
Stafford. By p.s. 

William de Rampton, yeoman of the king's pantry, sent to the prior 
and convent of Montacute, in place of Thomas Deveneys, deceased. 

By p.s. 

Geoffrey de Thorp, sent to the abbot and convent of La Ford, in place 
of William le Asseman, deceased. By p.s. 

William de Laxton, sent to the abbot and convent of St. Benedict 
Holme, in place of Roger le Ussher. By K. 

To the prioress and nuns of Staynfeld. Request that they will admit 
Mary Ridel into their house, and assign her a chamber therein, and deliver 
her for life maintenance in food, clothing, shoeleather, and all other neces- 
saries according to the requirements of her estate, and that they will make 
letters patent specifying all the things that she ought to receive for her 
maintenance, and that they will certify the king of their proceedings herein, 
they having deferred doing so in answer to the king's former request by 
certain excuses that the king deems insufficient. By K. 

To the abbot and convent of St. Thomas the Martyr near Dublin. Re- 
quest that they will grant to Donald {Dovenaldus) de Atheles, the kino-'s 
envoy, sufficient maintenance for life in food and drink, clothing, shoeleather, 
livery for a horse and groom, a suitable chamber within the enclosure of the 
abbey, candle, firewood, and all other necessaries, and that they will make 
to him letters patent specifying what he should receive, certifying the king 
of their proceedings by the bearer. By p.s. 



1318. Membrane I8d. 

Dec. 15. Hugh de Skelton of York acknowledges that he owes to John de 
York. Ousthorp, clerk, llZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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William Cussyng of York and William Mirth of the same acknowledge 
that they owe to John de EUerker, the elder, 100s. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Dec. 18. John de Yerdhill acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of St. Mary's 
York. York 30/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Northumberland. 

Richard le Littester of Wygan acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Cliderhou, clerk, 401. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lancaster. 

Dec. 7. To R. count of Flanders. Request that he will give credence to 

Tork. W. bishop of Exeter and Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, 
constable of England, and the king's clerk Master John Walewayn, D.C.L., 
whom the king is sending to him and to W. count of Hainault, Holland, 
and Zeeland, and lord of Friesland, to treat of peace between them, which 
the king desires to establish for their common benefit and because the 
merchants of his realm going to their lands suffer many damages on 
account of the war between them. [Fcedera.] 

The like to the said earl of Hainault. [/4irf.] 

To John de Fienles. Request that he will give credence to the aforesaid 
bishop, Humphrey, and John, and that he will forward the above matter. 
[Ibid.] 

The like to the following : 

Sir Henry de Flandr.' 
Sir Robert, son of the count of Flanders. 
Sir John, count of Namuer and Rotheis. 
Sir Louis, count of Nivers. [iSic?.] 

Dec. 29. John Dunsel, citizen of York, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
York. Ousthorp, clerk, 7ls. 3d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Yoik. 

Cancelled on payment, 

William de Usseburn of York acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Ousthorp, clerk, 'lis. 3d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert son of Thomas de Pontefracto of Willesthorp acknowledges that 
he owes to William son of Nicholas de Seleby of York and Roger his 
brother 121. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

William de Leycestre, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Sibthorp, parson of the church of Shenle, 19/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 
Cancelled on payment, 

Thomas de Bamburgh, parson of a moiety of the church of Elnestowe, 
diocese oE Lincoln, acknowledges that he owes to Mary Heyron 10/.; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co, Bedford. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Henry de Oggil, Mary's 
attorney. ' 

Dec 21. Robert de Barton acknowledges that he owes to William de Ayremynn, 

York. clerk, 6/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Westminster. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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1318. Membrane I8d — cont. 

Enrolment of release by John son of Simon de Dreuton to John de 
Hothum, bishop of Ely, of his right in the lands in Hothum, Northcave, 
Iverthorp, and Dreuton that the bishop has of the gift of Sir John de Cave, 
uncle of the releasor, saving to the releasor the tenements of his father 
Simon de Dreuton in Northcave and Dreuton, which the releasor holds of 
the feoffment of the said Sir John de Cave. Witnesses : Sir Alexander de 
Cave, Sir Peter Deyvill, Sir John de Hothum, knights; John Tothe of 
Northcave, William de Danthorp of the same; Nicholas de Domby of 
Hothum ; John son of Sir Robert de Cave. Dated at Suth Burton, on 
Christmas Eve, 12 Edward II. 

The said John came into chancery on the above day, and acknowledged 
the above deed. 

Dec. 29. John son of Philip Paynel acknowledges that he owes to William de 

Beverley. Ayremynn, clerk, 21 marks 6s. Sd. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 

his lands and chattels in cos. York and Lincoln. — The chancellor received 

the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Membrane \Qd. 

Dec. 30. John de Houton, clerk, has letters to the abbess and convent of Elnestow 

Beverley, to receive the pension due [to one of the king's clerks] by reason of the new 

creation of the abbess. By p.s. 

Agnes, late the wife of John Dargentein, tenant in chief, puts in her 

place Roger Hillar' to seek and receive her dower. 

1319. 

Jan. 3. Walter de Redburn of Cadency, Robert son of John de Husum and Alice 

BeTerley. bis sister acknowledge that they owe to the prior of Newstead-on-Ancoln' 

36/. ; to be levied, in default of | payment, of their lands and chattels iu 

CO. Lincoln. 

Jan. 6. John de NeviU of Stoke acknowledges that he owes to William de Warton 

Beverley, of Beverley 221. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

To the masters, echevins, and bailiffs of the town of Malines (^Malini&y. 
Whereas at the complaint of Luke de Haveryng' and James Beauflour,. 
merchants of this realm, that they sent 21 barrels of honey, price 504/., 
7 tuns of wine, price 49/., to Brabant for the purpose of trading there, the 
said masters, echevins, and bailiffs arrested the said honey and wine and 
detained it for some time, the king requested them to cause the honey and 
wine to be restored to the said Luke and James ; and the king afterwards 
learnt upon trustworthy testimony that Luke and James suffered damage to 
the amount of 240/. sterling by the arrest and detinue of their honey and 
wine, and he requested the masters, echevins, and bailiffs to cause suitable 
amends to be made to Luke and Simon for their damages : as they have not 
done so, the king again requests them to cause amends to be made to Luke 
and Simon according to his former request, lest renewed complaint reach 
him, whereby it would behove him to provide Luke and Simon with another 
remedy. They are desired to certify the king of their proceedings herein 
by the bearer. 

Jan. 5. To the masters, consules, schoffen, and men of the town of Strallesonde. 

Beverley. Whereas at the suit of Thomas de Beverlaco, Nicholas Cobbe of Whiteby, 
John son of Gilbert de Paghel, Robert Prest of Paghel, Robert le Corouner 
of Grimesby, and Richard Emriiynge of Wainflet, merchants of the 



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realm, that whereas they lately went to the parts of Strallesonde with their 
merchandise, the bailiffs and ministers of that town arrested 906 marks 
sterling of their money in that town, whereof 69 marks belonged to the 
said Thomas, by the wrongful procurement of Herman Meppen of Stralle- 
sond and John Skayl of Statine, which sum is still detained from them, the 
king wrote to the masters, consules, schbffen and men aforesaid to cause 
justice to be done to the said merchants: the king now requests them, as 
they have failed to do justice, to cause restitution to be made to the 
merchants and to cause full justice to be done them, as they would wish the 
king to do to merchants of their town in like case, certifying the king of 
their proceedings in this matter. 

Jan. 7. To Philip, king of France and Navarre. The king acknowledges receipt 

Beverley, of his letter requesting the king to adjourn until the Ascension next the 
matter of certain merchants of the city of London concerning a sum of money 
that Ihey ought to have received from the king of France according to the 
promises made by him in his letters. The king would be willing to grant 
such adjournment if he could do so without injuring the said merchants, 
who have refused in the king's court to assent to such adjournment, 
because they assert that they have sustained great labour and expenses on 
account of the previous delays in hope of obtaining payment ; wherefore 
the king requests the king of France to excuse him for not acceding 
to his request. 

Robert de Maners acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Boleton, 
knight, lOOs. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Jan. 1. To the sheriff of Buckingham and Bedford. Order to arrest, under 

Beverley.. pain of forfeiture of everything that he can forfeit, all persons who have 
exercised feats of arms since the king's proclamations and inhibitions, or 
who shall hereafter exercise feats of arms, and to put them in prison until 
further orders, certifying the king of the names of those whom he shall 
arrest, as the king understands that many daily exercise feats of arms not- 
withstanding his proclamations and inhibitions. By K. and C. 
\_Fcedera.'] 

The hke to all the sheriffs of England. \_Ibid.'] 

Jan. 10. William de la Rude acknowledges that he owes to John de Carleford 

York. l-j marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Southampton. 

Jan. 12. John de Ferlington, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de la 

York. River, knight, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Wilham Plaiz of York acknowledges that he owes to Roger Basy of 
York 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
jchattels in co. York. 

Roger Lovel of Skelton acknowledges that he owes to Ellen, late the 
wife of William son of John le Carpenter of Skelton, 7 marks; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the county of — 
(Jin comitatu com.). 

Jan. 16. William de Slengesby acknowledges that he owes to Alexander de 

york. Cave and Robert de Amcotes 14 mai'ks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 



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1319. Membrane \Qd — cont. 

Robert de Nassyngton, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
WodehuU 8/. 15*. Orf. ; to be levied, in defaulc of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Yoi'k. 

GeoiFrey Serton of Wylmerslay acknowledges that he owes to John'de 
Heselarton, clerk, 16Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Jan. 17. To the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. Notification that it is not 

York. necessary for him to be at London on the morrow of the Purification, to 
treat with the prelates and clergy of the province of Canterbury upon 
certain matters touching the king, as the king lately requested him to do. 
[Pari. TVrits.^ By K. 

The like to the abbots of Waltham, Evesham, Westminster, St. Edmunds, 
St. Albans, the prior of St. John's Hospital, and the master of the Order of 
Sympingham. [/6i(f.] 

Amice, late the wife of Thomas son of Eustace, tenant in chief, puts in 

her place Thomas de Assh' to seek and receive her dower in chancery. 

Jan. 20. Robert de Warton acknowledges that he owes to William de Thunneyk, 

Tork. clerk, 151. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Jan. 18. To the chancellor, proctors, and other masters and scholars of the 

Tork. university of Oxford. Request that they will grant special licence to 
Master Richard de Vernoun, regent in canon law {in decretis) in the 
university, to attend to the custody of the spiritualities of the diocese of 
Hereford, as A. bishop of Hereford, whom the king is sending to the 
Roman court, desires to make Richard his vicar-general in his place, 
Richard having experience in that office, notwithstanding that Richard 
ought by the statute of the university to continue his lectures (lecturam) 
for one whole year, which is not yet completed. 

Jan. 16. To S. bishop of London. Request that he will grant a suitable pension 

York. to Walter de Doddenham, the king's chaplain, as he is bound to grant a pension 

to one of the king's clerks by reason of his new creation. By p.s. [4932.] 

Jan. 20. Hugh de Farndon came before the king, on Saturday the feast of SS. 

York. Fabian and Sebastian, and sought to replevy to Philip, parson of the church 
of Weston, Thomas de Weldon of Weston and Hugh Griffyn of Weston, 
their lands in Weston near Northampton, taken into the king's hands for 
their default before the justices of the Bench against Henry le Harpour of 
Lufwyk. This is signified to the justices. 



Membrane 15d. 

Jan. 20. Henry son of Hugh, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Bernard 

York. Pelegrini, king's serjeaut-at-arms, 50/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on jpayment. 
lolo. 

Dec. 22. Richard de Bervill acknowledges that he owes to John de EUerker, the 

York. elder, 2 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York.- 

Cancelled on payment. 



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Thomas de Fencote acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Taunton 
20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Lincoln. 

Enrolment of release by Roger de SpringweU, ' scherman ' of London, 
brother of Lettice, late the wife of William de Staunton, spicer {apothecar') 
of London, to GeoflFrey de Meldeburn, citizen and merchant of London, of 
his right in a plot of land in the place called ' le Brodeselde ' in Chepe, in 
the city of London, which plot formerly belonged to Rose de Coventr[eia], 
lying between the plot held by Henry Burel, mercer, which formerly 
belonged to John de Middelbourgh and Avelina his wife, and the land that 
Richard But holds on the other, which aforesaid plot Geoffrey had of the 
gift of the aforesaid William and Lettice. Witnesses : Thomas de Redde- 
nes, mayor of the city of York, Adam Kyngesson, Thomas son of David 
le Irenmangere, Jordan Sauvage, bailiffs of York ; Richard de Lincoln, John 
le Caller, WiUiara de Segrave, ' armurer,' citizens of London then in York ; 
John de Wengrave, mayor of London ; John de Dallyng* and John Poyntel, 
sheriffs of London ; William de Hedersete, William de Causton, John 
Coton, Robert de Buddeford, Peter de Novo Castro, citizens of London. 
Dated at York, on Thursday the Conversion of St. Paul, 12 Edward IL, 
within the verge of the king of England. 

Memorandum, that Roger came into chancery at York, on Saturday 
following, and acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 

1319. 

Jan. 29. Richard Lascy of Folketon acknowledges that he owes to Gilbert de 

York. Yarewell, Walter de Yarewell, and William de Langeton, executors of the 
will of Roger de Thorneton, late parson of the church of Folketon, 105«. Zd. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Jan. 27. To the minister-general and the other ministers-provincial, guardians, 

York. keepers, and other diffinitores of the chapter-general of the Friars Minors 
about to assemble at Marseilles. Request for their prayers for the good 
estate of the king, his wife Queen Isabella, and their children, and that 
they will cause them to be commended in Kke wise by the other friars 
of their order. [^Fcedera.'] 

Agnes, late the wife of Andrew de Bolyngbrok of York, acknowledges 
that she owes to the prioress of Moneketon 20 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of her lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

William de Hunton acknowledges that he owes to Master Michael de 
Hartcla 13 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

William de Thunneyk, parson of the church of Menstreworth, diocese of 
Hereford, acknowledges that he owes to William de Ayremynne, clerk, 
lOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in the said diocese. 

Cancelled on payment. 

George son of Gerard Salveyn and Gerard his brother acknowledge 
that they owe to Robert de Stiveton, knight, 20A ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Feb. 1. Robert de Colevill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh le 

York, Despenser, the younger, 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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Feb. 3. Peter de Malo Lacu acknowledges that he owes to Hugh le Despenser, 

York. the elder, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Assignment of dower to Ellen, late the wife of Nicholas de Sancto 
Mauro, of the said Nicholas's lands in Neuton-on-Sea, co. Northumberland, 
made at Neuton before Ealph de Crophull, escheator this side Trent, on 
Tuesday after the Conversion of St.Paul, 12 Edward II., by the oath of Roger 
de Weston, William Coroner, Adam de EUyngham, Henry de Tughal, William 
de Bedenhale, Hugh de Bedenhal, William Skynner, John de Owhalton, 
Adam de Ti-ewyk, Adam de Bradeford, John de Bewyk, and Robert Wendout. 
They assign to Alan de Charleton and Ellen his wife, in name of her 
dower, a third of the chief messuage of the said town of Newenton, to wit 
the part on the south with a turret ; a third of 36 acres of arable land of 
the demesne ; a third of the demesne meadow, with a third of all several 
pastures on the south, and with a third of all profits of the common pasture 
and waste of the same town. They also assign John Suter, Beatrice the 
widow, with two whole bondage-tenements {bondag'), Robert Turpyn with 
half a bondage-tenement, nativi and bondmen (bond'), with a third of a 
bondage-land {terre bond') formerly held by Adam the miller (Molend'), 
with all their suits and sequele. They also assign Elias Raven, cottar 
(cottar'), with a cottage-tenement (cottageo), and a cottage-tenement that 
Henry Carald formerly held, with a third of a cottage- tenement that Elias 
the shepherd (Bercarius) formerly held, with all their suits and seqvele. 
They also assign a third of a water-mill and a third of all the brewery in 
the town, a third of the quay for boats (caiii batellorum) in the town, 
and a third of the perquisites of court of all strangers amerced there, 
with all amercements of their tenants, and a third of 8rf. of the service of 
Ed. de Crancestre and a third of the services of the heirs of Master Guys- 
card in the same town, and a third of Zs. 4:d. from ten[ements] in Merall, 
and a third of a messuage in Alnewyk called ' le Wardeplace.' Dated at 
Neuton-on-Sea as above. 



Membrane I4d. 

Feb. 6. Adam de Sprotburgh acknowledges that he owes to John de Ousthorp, 

York. clerk, 60s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Conan de Henlay and Walter de Henlay acknowledge that they owe to 
Richard de Huntyngton of York 40Z. j to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Feb. 5. To Peter Lenfaunt. Request that he will aid and counsel Hugh le 

York. Despenser, the elder, who is going in the king's service to parts beyond sea, 

in case he come to Spain, and that he will procure letters of conduct for him 

from A. king of Spain for so long as he shall be in Spain, and permission to 

take out of that country destriers and other horses. 

The like to : 

Sir Andrew Speryz. 
Sir John Lenfaunt. 

Feb. 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to command all 

York. sheriffs to cause proclamation to be made forbidding any native or alien 

merchant or other bringing into the realm money of the king's that has 

been clipped or counterfeit money, or using the same in trading, upon pain 

of forfeiting such money on the first offence, their goods in addition on the 



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second offence, and their bodies and all their goods and chattels upon the 
third oflfence, and that those who are not merchants shall immediately per- 
forate such money and send it to the king's nearest exchange to be struck 
anew, on pain of forfeiture of the money. By C. 

\F<£dera^ 

Feb. 13. The prior of Thornholm acknowledges, for himself and his convent, that 

York. he owes to Master Peter de Medeburn, William de Herpeswell, John 

Neucomen, and Richard de Hiltoft, the executors of the will of Richard de 

Rouwell, sometime canon of St. Mary's Lincoln, 96 marks 6s. 8rf. ; to be 

levied, in default of payment, of their land and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Thomas de Northfolk of York acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Sapy, knight, 20^. 6*. 10|c^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

— ^— — • Roger Ardingelli, for himself and his fellow-merchants of the society of 

the Bardi of Florence, puts in his place Guido Theathaldi of Florence to 

sue for the execution of lOOZ., the balance of 200/. above acknowledged to 
them by Alan, abbot of St. Mary's, York. 

Enrolment of grant by Joan, late the wife of William Achard, to Sir 
Robert de Bardelby, clerk, of her manor of Westhagh and all her lands in 
Kexburgh and West Bretton, with the common of pasture for all manner 
of beasts that she had at any time in the aforesaid towns. Witnesses: 
Godfrey de Stayuton, Henry de Bokkele, Nicholas de Tours, Robert de 
Barneby, Henry de Birchwayt, Richard de Rihale, Richard Plaiz, William 
Scot, John de Rokkele, Henry del Hagh. Dated at the manor of Westhagh, 
on Sunday before St. Cuthbert in March, 12 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Joan came into chancery at York, on 23 March, and 
acknowledged the above deed. 

Enrolment of release by Adam del Wode, son and heir of Cicely, late the 
wife of Robert del Wode, of Wodesom, to Sir Robert de Bardelby, clerk, of 
his right in the manor of Westhagh and in the lands in Kexburgh and 
Westbretton that belonged to William Achard, deceased, uncle of the 
releasor, which Joan, who was his wife, afterwards held, who granted them 
to Sir Robert. Dated at York, Wednesday after the Annunciation. 

Memorandum., that Adam came into chancery, on the said day, and 
acknowledged the above deed. 

Enrolment of deed of Richard de Aldeburgh witnessing that whereas the 
king has remitted to him the services and customs that used to be done for 
3 messuages and 8 bovates of land in Aldeburgh, which Richard held 
within the king's manor there, which manor is of the ancient demesne of 
the crown of England and within the king's honour of Knaresburgh, and 
has also granted that Richard and his heirs shall hold the premises for ever 
by the service of \d. to be rendered by the hands of the constable of 
Knaresburgh, the said Richard has hereby granted to the king, in considera- 
tion of the aforesaid remission, a messuage, 16 acres and Broods of land in 
Minskipp, which Richai'd likewise held of him as of ancient demesne within 
the honour aforesaid, to wit a messuage and 7 acres of land that formerly 
belonged to John son of Edusa, and nine acres of land that formerly be- 
longed to Michael del Crokedhaik, and two roods of land on the cxiltura 
called ' Pesbergh,' and a rood of land on the cultura called ' Briggehill,' 
which formerly belonged to Jeramus le "Vavasour. Dated at York, 
23 March, 12 Edward II. 

Enrolment of grant by Andrew son of Robert atte Gotere of Boston to 
the king of his messuage in Boston between the garden (viridarium) of 



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Roger de la Gotere on the east, and the messuage of Henry son of Johnson 
of Thomas on the west, abutting northwards on the common way from 
Boston to Skirbek and upon the messuage of Roger de la Goter on the 
south. Witnesses : Sir Roger de Coboldyk ; Sir Nicholas de Leek ; John 
de Stikeneye, steward of the earl of Richmond ; John de la Gotere ; Alan de 
Cobeldyk ; Geoffrey de Sutton ; John de Tumby ; Thomas le Coupere j 
Sir Peter de Walsoken, chaplain. Dated at Boston, 13 February, 
12 Edward IL 

Memorandum, that this charter was delivered to brother Robert de 
Sancto Albano of the Austin order, because the king gave by his charter 
the messuage to the friars of that order for them to dwell in, as contained 
in the Patent Rolls of the same year. 

Enrolment of release by Robert son of Peter Thorald of Northcave to 
John de Hothum, bishop of Ely, of a yearly rent of 6d. that the bishop is 
bound to render him for the east part of the chief messuage in North Cave 
that the bishop lately had of the feoffment of Sir John de Cave, clerk. Wit- 
nesses : Sir John de Hothum and Sir Alexander de Cave, knights; John 
de Cave, Nicholas de Hothum, John Tothe, William son of Peter, WiUiam 
de Danthorp. Dated at Northcave, 26 March, 12 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Robert came into chancery at Northcave, on the 
said day, and acknowledged the above deed. 



Membrane 13rf. 

Feb. 15. To L. bishop of Durham. Order to cause proclamation to be made for- 

York. bidding any earl, baron, knight, or other man-at-arms tourneying, etc., at 
Durham or elsewhere within the hberty of the bishopric, and to arrest and 
imprison any presuming to do so, as the king understands that certain 
persons are about to assemble at Durham for the purpose of tourneying and 
jousting, contrary to his late proclamations. By K. 

\_Fcedera.'\ 

Enrolment of release from John son of Geoffrey Neucomen of Wyntryng- 
ham to Philip de Wyntryngham, dwelling in Melton near Humbre, hi9 
uncle, of his right in the messuage, lands, meadows, and pastures that the 
said Philip holds in the town and territory of Melton. Witnesses : Sir 
William de Melton, archbishop of Tork ; Master Richard de Melton, rector 
of the church of Brandesburton ; Sir Richard de Melton, rector of the 
church of Gillyng ; William de la Mare of Melton ; John son of Nicholas 
de Tucflet ; John son of Geoffrey. Dated at Thorp near York in the arch- 
bishop's manor, on St. Valentine's day, 14 February, 1318[-19]. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery at York, on the said day, 
and acknowledged the above deed. 

Feb. 15. William Gower of Stitlom acknowledges that he owes to William son of 

York. Nicholas de Seleby of York 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard Lacy of Folketon acknowledges that he owes to Laurence de 
Undele, chaplain, 6Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Enrolment of release by Richard de Deen of Hothum to Sir John de 
Hothum, bishop of Ely, of his right in two bovates of land in Hothum, 
which the bishop lately acquired from WiOiam Ingrais. Witnesses : John 
Tothe of Northcave ; William son of Peter of the same ; William de Dan- 



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1319. 



Feb. 22. 
York. 



Feb. 20. 
York. 



Feb. 18. 

York. 



Feb. 24. 
York. 



Feb. 28. 
York. 



March 1. 
York. 



March 2. 
York. 



Membrane \Zd — cont. 

thorp ; Nicholas Domby of Hothum ; John de DreutoQ. Dated at Hothum, 
20 February, 12 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Richard came into chancery, on the said day, and 
acknowledged the above deed. 

Simon de Waldeby came before the king, on Thursday after St. Juliana, 
and sought to replevy to Ralph de Wyginton the said Ralph's land in 
Farnelay near Ottelay, taken into the king's hands for his default before 
the justices of the Bench against Gilbert le Clerk and Clarice his wife, 
Ralph son of Serlo and Agnes his wife, and Matilda, sister of the said 
Agnes. This is signified to the justices. 

Thomas Page of Osgodby came before the king, on Tuesday after St. 
Valentine the Martyr, and sought to replevy his land in Osgodby, taken 
into the king's hands for his default before the justices of the Bench 
against Thomas Warde of Osgodby. This is signified to the justices. 

To William, count of Hainault, Holland, and Zeeland, and lord of Fries- 
land. Request that he will hear the complaint of Edmund Wake, William 
Coupere, Simon le Leche, David de Doune, and Walter Gantel, merchants 
of this realm, and that he will cause speedy justice to be done to them, as 
they have complained to the king that whereas they loaded a ship with 
wool and other merchandise to the value of 600/. in order to take the same 
to Flanders, certain malefactors of the count's power entered the ship on 
her voyage to Flanders by force and arms, and took the wool and other 
merchandise found in her to Zerizee within the count's dominion, and 
divided the same amongst them, whereupon Walter Cantel went to the 
count to seek justice. He is desired to write the king an account of hi.s 
proceedings. 

Eiias de Assheburn acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Cave 10/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. North- 
ampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Colevill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Roger Basy of 
York 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

John son of John ' of the Hirst ' of Colyngham of Swynderby acknow- 
ledges that he owes to Walter de Ebor[aco] of Lincoln 100/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Robert de Claris Vallibus acknowledges that he owes to Hervey de 
Ellerker 100/, ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Richard son of Geoffrey de Hothum acknowledges that he owes to John, 
bishop of Ely, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Hothum, bishop of Ely, and William de Ayremynn, clerk, 
acknowledge that they owe to John de Merkyngfeld, clerk, 180 marks; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. — 
R. de Bard[elby] received the acknowledgment. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Hothum, bishop of Ely, acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Ayremynn, clerk, 1 80 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in cos. York and Cambridge. 
Cancelled on payment. 



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127 



1319. 



Feb. 26. 
York. 



March 3. 
York. 



Feb. 28. 
York. 



March 26. 
York. 



Membrane 13rf — cont. 
Geoffrey de Hothum, knifjht, acknowledges that he owes to John cle 
Hothum, bishop of Ely, 1000/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To L. bishop of Durham, or to his vicar-general, the bishop being 
engaged in remote parts. Order to execute what pertains to his office at 
the presentation by Roger de Somervill to the church of Great Benton, in 
his diocese, notwithstanding the king's late prohibition of his doing anything 
herein until it should be decided whether the advowson pertained to the 
king or to the said Roger, which was issued because a contention arose in 
the king's court before the king between the king and Roger, the king 
having revoked his presentation thereto of William de Kirkeby, made 
because the church pertained to the king's gift by reason of the lands of 
Ed. de Somervill, tenant in chief, being in the king's hands. 

John de Hothum, bishop of Ely, acknowledges that he owes to Geoffrey 
de Hothum, knight, 1,000 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Ros, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Pontefracto of York 20*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co York. 

Bernard de Brus, son and heir of John de Brus, tenant in chief, a minor 
in the king's wardship, appoints Thomas de Brayton and Thomas de 
Bamburgh his keepers to sue and defend his right in the inheritance of his 
father and to challenge the inquisitions that Bernard de Brus, brother of 
the said John, has caused to be made, etc. 

To Colman Megulhan, duke of Kinbreslye. Letter thanking him for 
his adherence to the king in times past, especially when the Scotch rebels 
were in Ireland, of which John de Athy has fully informed the king, and 
requesting him to continue his faithfulness and good will and to assist and 
counsel the said John in the matters touching the safe-keeping of the castle 
of Crakfergus and other affairs of the king in those parts. By K. 

To Richard de Maundevill. Order to desist from besieging the caslle of 
Crackfergus, which is in the custody of John de Athy, and to assist John 
and his men in keeping the same for the king's use. [loedera.] 

Enrolment of grant by Roger son of Peter de Ey vill, knight, to Sir William 
de Ayremynn, clerk, of 10/. of yearly rent of the 20/. of rent that the said 
Peter gave to the donor and Nicholaa his wife and the heirs of their bodies 
for the maintenance of Nicholaa and the heirs now begotten between them, 
to be received from Peter's manor of Suth Cave, co. York, during William's 
life. Dated at Suth Cave, 25 March, 12 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Roger came into chancery, on the said day, in the 
presence of his father Peter, and acknowledged the above deed, and 
hereupon Peter delivered to William 2d. in name of seisin in part payment 
of the pension aforesaid. 

To Roger Damory, keeper of the forest of Dene, or to him who supplies 

his place. Order to deliver to Hugh le Despenser, the younger, lord of 

Gloumorgan in Wales, twelve of the king's iron-miners in his bailiwick fit 

for the works of iron-mines in Gloumorgan at Hugh's expense. By K. 

The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Somerset for twelve lead- miners. 
The sherifE of Devon for twelve lead-miners. 



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1319. 

Feb. 28. 
York. 



March 2. 
Xork. 



March 4. 
York. 



March 7. 
York. 



March 8. 

Y'ork. 



Membrane \2d. 

To John, duke of Lower Lorraine (Lotricie), Brabant, and Lemburgb. 
John Priour of Herteford, John de Dene called ' Gumbard,' and John de 
Fulmer, merchants of this realm, have complainedthat whereas duke John, the 
father of the present duke, was bound to John Priour in 761. 7s. 5d. sterling, 
to John de Dene in 201. sterling, a,nd to John de Fulmer in 17/. 15s. lid., for 
payment whereof he charged bis heirs, etc., goods, lands, etc., and all his 
townsmen, burgesses, and merchants, and the communities of all his towns, 
and all persons of his counties whom the aforesaid merchants should elect 
or name to the king's coercion and distress under a certain form contained 
in his deed, and although the said merchants frequently sought payment 
from the late duke and the present duke and the king wrote special letters 
to the duke, the said merchants have not yet obtained payment : wherefore 
the king requests the duke to cause payment to be made to the merchants, 
together with satisfaction for their damages sustained in this behalf, and 
that he will write him an account of his proceedings herein, 

Adam Lumbard, who has long served the king and his father, is sent to 
the prior and convent of Bromholm in place of Adam Pullehare, deceased, 
who was admitted into their house at the king's request, to receive such 
allowance in their house as Adam had. 

By K. on the information of Master Thomas de Oherleton. 

To the collectors in co. Berks of the scutage of the late king's armies 
of Scotland in the 28th, 31st, and 34th years of his reign. Order to 
supersede until Michaelmas next the demand upon John de Sumeri for 
60s. for scutage for the armies aforesaid for his lands and tenements in 
Solham in that county. 

Simon Broun of Osherneby acknowledges that he owes to Master John 
de Spanneby 401. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

The said Master John puts in his place Thomas de Brayton, clerk, to 
prosecute the above recognisance, etc. 

Geoffrey le Botiler of York acknowledges that he owes to William 
Copyn of Drax 115s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

William son of Richard Bret of Swynton acknowledges that he owes to 
Richard de Huntyngton 40/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Richard de Kereby acknowledges that he owes to John de Shupton and 
Agnes his wife a sack of wool, price 8 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Robert le Conestable of Flaynburgh acknowledges that he owes to 
Richard de Thorp and Alice his wife 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

William Gouer of Stitelum and John de Foston near Bulmer acknow- 
ledge that they owe to William son of Nicholas de Seleby of York 12/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of deed of John Brodye, son of the late Ralph Brodye of 
Notyngham, witnessing that whereas the prior and brethren of the order of 
St. Mary of Mount Carmel of Nottingham have acquired divers plots of 
land for the enlargement of their house in that town, which plots are 



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1319. 



March 10. 

York. 

March 6. 
York. 



March 12. 

York. 



March 14. 
York. 



March 16. 
York. 



March 15. 
York. 



Membrane \2d — cont. 
charged, according to the estimate and advice of the mayor, bailiffs, and 
other burgesses of that town, with 5s. Qd. of yearly rent to the king, the 
said John, wishing to discharge the prior and brethren of this sum, haa 
granted to the king 5s. Qd. of yearly rent from his tenement in Mothalle- 
gate between the lane leading to Houndegate on the east and the tenement 
of John de Bredon on the west part of Notingham. Witnesses : Walter de 
Lincoln, then mayor of Nottingham, William de Cesterfeld and Robert de 
Offton, bailiifs ; Robert de Brouneby; William the Clerk. \_Unduied.'\ 

Simon Warde, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Roger Damory 
100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

To the prior-general of the order of the Augustinian friars. Re- 
quest that they will send to the king friar Robert de Wirkesop, S.T.D., 
of that order, who lately went to Montpellier to slay there for some time 
after the king's affairs in the Roman court enjoined upon him and other 
subjects of the king had been expediter!, for which stay he has been 
licensed and absolved by the said prior-general, and that he will recommend 
Robert by his special letters to the presidents and all others of that order 
in this realm, so that the king may have Robert more prompt for his 
counsels and that the king may be more specially bound to the prior-general 
and the order aforesaid. 

Alexander de Cave, John de Hothum, the elder, Peter de Eyvill, and 
Roger de Grymston, knights, and John Moryn acknowledge that they owe 
to William de Ayremynn, clerk, 164Z. 10s. 4c?. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. — The chancellor received 
the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard de BerviU acknowledges that he owes to John de Ellerker, 
the elder, 14 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Mary Heyron puts in her place Ralph de Ellyngton, chaplain, and Henry 
de Oggel to sue the execution of a recognisance in chancery for 1 01. made 
to her by Thomas de Baumburgh, parson of a moiety of the church of 
Elnestowe. — John de Moubray received the attornment by writ. 

To W. archbishop of Canterbury, and to his official, and their commis- 
saries. Order not to draw Robert de Kemeleseye, John Coton, Robert sou 
of Adam the Goldsmith (aurifabri), and Richard de Monte Pessulano in 
plea in court Christian concerning debts and chattels that are not of testa- 
ment or matrimony, or to cite them to appear outside the realm to answer 
concerning the same, as they have shewn to the king that they are doing, and 
to revoke anything that they may have attempted unduly in the premises, 
as the cognisance of pleas of chattels and debts that are not of testament 
or njatrimony pertains solely to the king, [i^osrfem.] 

Peter de Eyvill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Ayremynne, clerk, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment acknowledged by Robert de Tymparon, WillianCs 
attorney in this behalf. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Roger 
de Mortuo Mari of Wygemore, who is about to set out for Ireland by the 
king's orders, to have respite until Michaelmas next of all debts due to 
the exchequer. By K. 



76416. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



]^3]^g^ Membrane \2d — cont. 

March 18. The prior of Boulton-in-Craven, for himself and convent, and Robert de 
York. Bentle acknowledge that they owe to William de Ayremynn, clerk, 
65 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
CO. York. — Robert de Bard[elby] received the acknowledgment. 

Notes of payment of 401. to Master Adam de Ayremynne, brother of the 
said William, in the presence of the chancellor, and of the subsequent pay- 
ment of the balance. 

John son of John Panecourt of Brunneby acknowledges that he owes to 
Elias de Fanecourt of Brunneby 27 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

March 20. Peter de Malo Lacu, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to the prior of 
York. Watton 400Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Enrolment of release by Richard son of Sir Geoffrey de Hothum, 
knight, to John de Hothum, bishop of Ely, of his right in the manor of 
Crauncewyk. Witnesses : Sir John de Hothum, the elder, Sir Alexander 
de Cave, Sir Roger de Grymston, knights ; John de Crauncewyk ; Adam le 
Stabler ; John de Thornton ; Stephen Arnald of Hoton ; John Warde of 
Middelton ; William Gra ; Roger Easy of York. Dated at York, 20 March, 
12 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Richard came into chancery at York, ou the said 
day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

Isabella, late the wife of Richard de Gray, acknowledges that she owes 
to John de Rithre 14 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

March 20. Richard le Bokeler of Chesthunt acknowledges that he owes to Alexander 
Y^ork. le Botiller 5 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Hertford. 

John de Bayhous, lord of Helperby, acknowledges that he owes to Roger 
son of Nicholas de Seleby of York 20Z. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled 07i payment. 

Stephen de Malton and Elias le Ireys acknowledge that they owe to 
Adam de Brom, clerk, 26s. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. York. 

William Torny acknowledges that he owes to William de Ayremynne, 
clerk, 4:0s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

March 25. John son of Walter Touk of Kelm, the younger, acknowledges that he 
York. owes to Hugh de Foston 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Enrolment of grant by the said John son of Walter Touk of Kelm, 
knight, the younger, to Hugh de Foston of a messuage and 4 bovates of 
land with tofts and crofts, etc., in Ceszay. Witnesses : Sir Robert de 
Bardelby, clerk ; Sir Ralph de Crophill, knight ; William Darel, Roger de 
Lynes, Robert de Foxholes, Thomas de Salcok, John Oliver. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery at York, 27 March, and 
acknowledged the above deed. 



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131 



1319. Membrane Xld — cont. 

March 28. Marmaduke de Tweng and Robert le Conestable of Fleynburgh acknow- 
York. ledge that they owe to Nicholas Flemyng of York 40 marks ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Adam son of Robert de Wode of Wodesom acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de Bardelby, clerk, 6 marks \0$. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 



March 20. 
I'ork. 



Membrane \\d. 

To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a parliament to be 
held at York in a month from Easter. By K. 

[Pari. Writs.'] 

The Uke to W. archbishop of York and sixteen bishops. \_Ibid.'] 

The like to J. bishop of Bath and Wells. [^Ibid.'] 

The like to W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. '\_Ibid.'] 

To the abbot of St. Augustine's Canterbury. Summons to attend tba 
above parliament. [/6?rf,] 

The like to fifty-two abbots and priors, the prior of St. John's Hospital, 
and the master of the order of Sempyngham. \_Ibid.'] 

To Thomas, earl of Lancaster. Summons to attend the above parlia- 
ment. [iSjrf.] 

The like to eight earls and seventy-nine others. 



[Ibid.-] 

To Robert de Pykeryng, dean of York. Like summons. 
The like to twenty-four others. [Ibid.] 



[Ibid.] 



To the sheriff of Essex and Hertford. Order to cause two knights to b& 
elected for each county and two citizens for each city and two burgesses for 
each borough in his bailiwick to attend the above parliament. [Ibid.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

March 27. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to examine the 
York. rolls and memoranda of the exchequer concerning the debts due from 
W. archbishop of York for his own debts and the debts of his predecessors, 
and to ascertain what debts are clear, and to certify the king concerning 
the same, and to cause the demand made for the said debts by summons of 
the exchequer to be respited until Michaelmas, so that the king may in the 
meantime do what ought to be done herein. By K. 

To the same. Order to examine the roUs and memoranda of the ex- 
chequer concerning the debts of Alan la Zousche, deceased, for his own 
debts and the debts of his ancestors, and to ascertain what debts are clear, 
and to certify the king concerning the same, and to cause the demand 
therefor made upon Alan de Cherleton and Ellen his wife, one of the 
daughters and eo-heiresses of the said Adam, to be respited until Michael- 
mas, so that the king may in the meantime do what ought to be done herein. 

By p.s. [4940.] 

March 28. Thomas de Thorp, chaplain, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
York. Hathelsay of York 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of hi& 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

William Copyn of Aughton acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas Fuke 
13 marks and a sack of wool, price 12 marks; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

i2 



132 



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1319. 

ApriL 3. 

York. 



Membrane \\d — cont. 
Roger de Suthyby of Suthclif and Geoffrey de Irland of Sutliclif acknow- 
ledge that, they owe to Geoffrey, parson of the church of North Cave, 100«. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 
— The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Brother William de Ponte Episcopi, prior of Okeburne, acknowledges 
that he owes to Hugh le Despenser, the younger, 220/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Wilts. — R, de Bardelby 
received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The said prior acknowledges that he owes to the said Hugh 2,000/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Wilts — The 
aforesaid Robert received the recognisance before the king by his order. 



March 20. 

Torls. 



April 10. 

Kiikham. 



April 10. 
Kirkbam. 



April 15. 
Kilkliam. 



April 10. 
Kirkhani. 



Membrane lOd. 

To Thomas, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England. Request that he 
will be at Newcastle-on-Tyne in the octave of Holy Trinity next with 
horses and arms in as great power as possible, ready to set out with the 
king against the Scotch rebels, the king having ordained, with the assent 
of the prelates, earls, barons, and others in the parliament at York, to be 
at Newcastle at the above time to repress the aforesaid rebels. 

[Pari. Writs.'] 

The like to eight earls and one hundred and sixty-two others. [76t(/.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Oliver de 
Ingham, tenant of certain lands that belouged to John de Munemuwe and 
of certain lands that belonged to John de Nevill, to have respite until 
Michaelmas of all the debts exacted from him by summons of the exchequer 
by reason of the aforesaid lands. By K. 

John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, has respite until Michaelmas of all 
debts due to the exchequer. By K. 

To W. count of Hainault, Holland, and Zeeland, and lord of Eriesland. 
W. bishop of Exeter, Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, 
and Master John Walewayn, canon of St. Paul's London, whom the king 
lately sent to the count to explain certain matters touching the king, have 
returned and explained to the king what they have done concerning the 
same with the count, and the king, who accepts what they have done, has 
caused the aforesaid Master John to be sent back to the count for the 
aforesaid matters, and he requests the count to give credence to what he 
shall say on the king's behalf. 

John son of William de Alta Ripa of Fulsutton acknowledges that he 
owes to Norman de Kernetby 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. — The chancellor received the 
acknowledgment. 

To the bailiffs of the Tolbooth of Lenne. Order not to permit corn or 
other victuals to be exported from that port by alien merchants in any 
wise, and to take security from native merchants wishing to export corn or 
victuals by their oaths and in other ways that seem good to them that they 
will not carry the corn or victuals to the Scotch rebels, nor cause them to be 
carried to them, nor communicate with them, but that they will take the 
corn or victuals to the northern parts for the maintenance of the king and 
his subjects who are about to set out thither, and that they will not carry 
them elsewhere, and that they will bring with them upon their return suf- 



12 EDWARD II. 



133 



1319. 



April 15. 
York. 



April 19. 

York. 



April 10. 
Kixkham. 



Membrane \0d — cont. 
ficient letters testimonial from the parts in the north where they have dis- 
charged the corn and victuals, as the liing understands that native and alien 
merchants, under colour of his peroaission that corn and victuals might be 
exported from that port to foreign parts upon security being given that 
they would not be taken to the Scotch rebels, carry great quantities of corn 
and victuals from that port to the Scots, asserting that they are carrying the 
same to parts beyond sea. 

Robert Danyel acknowledges that he owes to John de Rothyngges 201., 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 
Note of payment of \Ql. 

Robert son of Roger de Thorneton in Bulmershire acknowledges that ha 
owes to Nicholas le Flemyng, citizen of York, 16Z. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Robert de Hertergate acknowledges that he owes to William de Byngham 
201.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard son of Roger de la "Wodehalle and Thomas de Cresacre acknow- 
ledge that they owe to John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, 20 marks ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

To W. archbishop of Canterbury, and to his official, and their commis- 
saries. Order to revoke without delay any sentences of excommunication 
or other grievances fulminated against the ministers of Hugh le Despenser, 
the younger, in Wales, on account of their arrest of brother Ralph de 
RouncevHl, a monk of the house of Bec-Hellouin, and for delivering him to 
"William de Ponte Episcopi, prior of Okebourn, the attorney of the abbot of 
Bee in England, the said Hugh having complained to the king that they 
have fulminated such sentences against his ministers, who arrested the said 
Ralph by virtue of the king's orders to his bailiffs and others in England 
and Wales to arrest him and deliver him to the said attorney, which order 
the king issued at the request of the abbot and prior, who had signified to 
the king by their letters that the aforesaid Ralph, who professed in their 
house at Bee, had rejected the habit of religion and was wandering about in 
secular dress. By K. 

The like to J. bishop of Llandaff and his official, and their commissary. 



' Membrane 9d. 

April 12. To Master John Walewayn, Adam de Herewynton, and John de 
Kirkham. Bromfeld, justices to hear and determine the trespasses and wrongs com- 
mitted upon the people by sheriffs and other bailiffs and ministers in 
cos. Salop and Stafford. Order to continue until a suitable day after the 
quinzaine of Easter last all matters touching Roger Trumwyne, so that he 
may come before the king in the quinzaine and may afterwards come before 
them, as he is charged before them for certain alleged excesses committed 
by him when he was sheriff of the said counties, and especially because he 
permitted John de Vallibus, indicted for the death of Thomas Murdak, to 
go from his custody, the king understanding that he is cited before 
him concerning the matter of John de Vallibus, and that he has a day 
before the king in the quinzaine of Easter last to answer concerning the 
same. By K. 



134 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1319. Membrane 9d — coni. 

April 17. To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to cause proclamation to 
York. be made, especially in ports, that no alien merchant shall carry any corn or 

other victuals out of the realm without the king's special licence, under pain 
of forfeiture of their victuals, signifying to all wishing to take victuals out 
of the realm to parts beyond sea that they shall be satisfied for the victuals, 
and that nothing shall be taken from their victuals against their will, and to 
cause proclamation to be made and to enjoin the bailiffs of ports whence 
victuals are taken to parts beyond sea that all merchants and others wishing to 
carry victuals to the king shall make security by oath and otherwise that 
they will not carry corn or victuals elsewhere than to the king and his 
subjects in the northern parts, and that they will bring back to the bailiffs 
of the ports in which the victuals were loaded letters testimonial from the 
bailiffs of the ports wherein they were unloaded, as the king understands 
that alien merchants carry corn and other victuals out of the realm under 
pretext of taking them to the king for the maintenance of himself and his 
subjects in the northern parts, and that tliey sell them to the Scotch rebels, 
the king having inhibited the carrying of corn or victuals out of the realm 
except to the northern parts for the purpose abovesaid. 

The like to the sheriffs of York, Lincoln. Cambridge, Huntingdon, Essex, 
Hertford, Kent, the warden of the Cinque Ports, the sheriffs of Surrey, 
Sussex, Southampton, Somerset, and Dorset. 

April 21. John son of James de Milington acknowledges that he owes to Matilda, 
York. late the wife of James de Milington, 8 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lauds and chattels in co. York. 

April 22. The king wishing to shew special grace to Richard de Grey has given 

York. him respite until Michaelmas for all debts due to the exchequer, and has 

therefore ordered by divers writs the sheriffs of Norfolk, Essex, Kent, 

Nottingham and Derby, Northampton and Leicester, to permit him to have 

such respite. By K. 

April 22. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to compel and distrain all workmen in 

York. his bailiwick suitable for the works of the king's mine in that county to 

work the same, as has been usual at any time when the mine was in the 

king's hands, the king having committed the mine to the abbot of Tavystok, 

during pleasure, rendering therefor a certain sum of money. 

Ingelram de Beauver of York acknowledges that he owes to Master 
Thomas de Cave 8 marks : to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Richard Godard of Pokelyngton acknowledges that he owes to Roger de 
Seton of Pokelyngton 101. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Thomas Fox, parson of the church of Lith, diocese of York, acknowledges 
that he owes to Hugh de Bradeford 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

April 25. Walter de Taunton came before the king, on Saturday the feast of SS. 
Kirkham. Tiburtius and Valerian, and sought to replevy to Andrew son of John 
Balnayr, and Richard and Peter, his brothers, and Joan, sister of the said 
Peter, and Joan, late the wife of John Balnayr, their lands in Suthampton, 
taken into the king's hands for their default before the justices of the Bench 
against A.lice, late the wife of John Pudele of Suthampton. This is 
signified to the justices. 



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1319. Membrane Qd — cont. 

April 27. John son of Peter cle Bermyngbam acknowledges that he owes to John 
■^ofk. de Hothum, bishop of Ely, 1,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lauds and chattels in Ireland. — R. de Bard[elby] and Master H. da 
Glif received the acknowledgment. 

Ralph de Bulmere, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John son of 
Walter de Fauoomberge 2,000 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

May 1. Robert de Rither and Anketin Salveyn, knights, acknowledge that they 

York. owe to William le Latimer, knight, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of release by Cicely, late the wife of Robert del Wode of 
Wodesom, to Sir Robert de Bardelby, clerk, of her right in the manor of 
Westhagh and in the lands in Kexburgh and Westbretton that belonged at 
any time to William Achard, her brother, lately deceased, whose heir she is, 
which lands were afterwards held by Joan, late the wife of the said William, 
and which she gave to the said Robert, together with the common of 
pasture for all manner of beasts that William had in the aforesaid towns. 
Witnesses : Godfrey de Steynton ; Henry de Rokkele ; Nicholas Tours ; 
Robert de Barneby ; Henry de Birthwayt ; Richard de Rihale ; Richard 
Plaiz ; William Scot; John de Rokkele; Henry del Hagh. Dated at York, 
on .Sunday the feast of the Annunciation, 12 Edward II. 

Memorandum-, that Cicely came into chancery at York, on 1 May, and 
acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 

May 1. Walter de Insula acknowledges that he owes to Robert Spryng 14 marks ; 

York. to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Robert Capon, knight, and Joan his sister, acknowledge that they owe to 
Robert de Rithre and Anketin Salvayn, knights, 40 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Robert Capou, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William le Latimer 
5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Robert son of John Fraunceys came before the king, on Tuesday the 
feast of SS. Philip and James, and sought to replevy his land in Barton 
near Melsamby, taken into the king's hands for his default before the 
justices of the Bench against John de Hertford. This is signified to the 
justices. 

John son of Hugh de Hoton near Gyseburgh acknowledges that he owes 
to John son of Walter de Stokesley 6 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

May 8. Thomas ' the Litester ' of Sutton, William de Sutton of Thresk, the 

York. younger, Robert Shall of Thresk, and Thomas de Thorp of Thresk acknow- 
ledge that they owe to the master and brethren of the hospital of St. 
Leonard, York, 32 marks Zs. 4d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. York. 

John son of Almaric Devill acknowledges that he owes to William Copyn 
10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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1319. Membrane 9d — cont. 

May 11. Thomas de Salop', burgess of Bristol, acknowledges that he owes to Alan 
York. de Cherleton 20/. ; to he levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Gloucester. 

William de Ripon, parson of the church of S curve ton, diocese of York, 
acknowledges that he owes to John de Ellerker, the elder, 40 marks ; to he 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Bordesden and John his son acknowledge that they owe to 
William de Halton, chaplain, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Francis Bache of Gamma acknowledges that he owes to Lanfrancus Usus 
Maris and Anthony his brother 200Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

May 16. Thomas de Norfolk of Naburn acknowledges that he owes to George le 

York. White of York 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

John de Graham of York and John Lorbatour of York acknowledge that 
they owe to Richard Tunnok of York 40/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Note of payment of 20 marks. 

May 12. To the bailiffs of the Tolbooth of Lenne. Order to permit alien merchants 

York. who had loaded ships in that port with corn or other victuals, or who had 
commenced to load their ships therewith, before the king's inhibition of 
April 10, to carry such corn thence to foreign parts, taking from them 
sufficient security that they will not carry the same to the Scotch rebels and 
that they will not communicate with them. By K. 

May 17. Robert de Askehy, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John, bishop of 

York. Carlisle, 30/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Westmoreland. 

John son of John de Colleby acknowledges that he owes to the said 
bishop 30/. ; to he levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Westmoreland. 

Membrane 8d. 

May 18. Matthew Daunay acknowledges that he owes to Stephen son of Stephen 
York. de Houeden 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

May 15. John de Moubray, who is staying in the marches of Scotland in the 

York. king's service, has respite for all debts due to the exchequer until 

Michaelmas, and the sheriff of Bedford is ordered to permit him to have 

such respite. By K. 

May 22. Thomas de Gernemuth of Lenne acknowledges that he owes to William 

York. de Whetacre, clerk, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Ralph de Grene of Pontefract acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
la Pole and William and John, his brothers, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Memorandum, that the greater piece of the seal for taking recognisances 
at Northampton according to the statute of merchants — sent, with the smaller 



12 EDWAKD II. 137 



1319. Membrane 8d — cont. 

piece, by the treasurer and chamberlains under the exchequer seal to J. 
bishop of Ely, the chancellor — was delivered on 21 May by him to Philip de 
Caysho, mayor of Northampton, elected by the community of that town to 
have the custody of the aforesaid seal according to the form of the statute. 
On the same day, the smaller piece of the seal was delivered to William de 
Burgo, clerk of the same town, to be kept as above, and he has a commission 
thereof as on the Patent Eoll ; and impressions (impositiones) of the afore- 
said seals were placed in a box. 

Ralph de Lasceles and Ranulph son of Ralph acknowledge that 
they owe to John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, 46/. 13*. Ad.; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Hugh de Faryndon, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Norton lOOi. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Bedford. 

Avice, late the wife of Robert de Gaythill, acknowledges that she owes to 
Simon de la Roche 4/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

May 22. John Vanne of London acknowledges that he owes to William de Neuport, 

York. clerk, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
the city of London and in co. Essex. 

John son of Adam de Walkyngham, knight, acknowledges that he owes 
to William de Walkyngham \Ql. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

William son of William de Buclon acknowledges that he owes to Walter 
de Siwardeby iOl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Thomas son of Adam de Burgh of Gersyngham acknowledges that he 
owes to William son of Roger de Slene 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lancaster. 

Joan, daughter of Giles de Munpynzon, wife of Richard son of Richard 
de Goldesburgh, puts in her place John de Veer of Braunceton and William 
de Colshull to seek and receive in chancery and elsewhere 320/. acknow- 
ledged to her and Alice, daughter of Giles de Monpynzon, in chancery by 
John de Cove, knight, in the 5th year of the king's reign. 

May 23. John de Bayous of Helperby acknowledges that he owes to Master 

Xork. Robert de Ripplyngham, chancellor of St. Peter's York, 100 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Robert le Loker of Bautre acknowledges that he owes to Adam de Brom, 
clerk, 15Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Burton of Egmanton and John son of William son of 
Matilda de Egmanton acknowledge that they owe to Edmund de Passeleye 
14/. 13*. Od. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in CO. Nottingham. 

Adam le Clerk of Lenne acknowledges that he owes to Richard Level 
40«. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co, 
Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 



138 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1319. Membrane 8d — cont. 

John de Crumbwell, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Peter le 
Bailliolf of Neuby-on-Wysk 8/. '7s. Id. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

John son of Walter de Faucumberge of Skelton acknowledges that he 
owes to Geoffrey de Cave, clerk, 24/. 13s. 4c?. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Henry de Wylynton and Baldwin de Frivill acknowledge that they owe 
to Thomas de Badesleye 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in cos. Gloucester and Salop. 

May 26. Bartholomew de Badelesmere acknowledges that he owes to John 
York. Giffard of Weston 300 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
land and chattels in co. Kent. 

Note of payment of 260 marks, receipt whereof is acknowledged ly 
John Giffard of Brymesfeld, executor of the will of the aforesaid John. 

Enrolment of release by John Giffard of Weston to Sir Bartholomew de 
Badelesmere, knight, of his right in the manor of Barewe, co. Suffolk. 
Witnesses : Sir Roger de Mortuo Mari of Chirk, Sir Hugh de Courteneye, 
Sir William le Latimer, Sir Roger Damory, Sir Hugh Daudele, the 
younger, knights. Dated at York, 25 M.ny, 12 Edward II. 

Enrolment of general release by the said John to the said Bartholomew 
of all actions by reason of any debts acknowledged in the king's court oi' by 
any other reason whereby the aforesaid manor might be charged in any 
wise. Dated at York, 25 May, 12 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery at York, on the said day, 
and acknowledged the above deeds. 

Enrolment of release by Richard Lovel, lord of Carycastel, to the prior 
and convent of Montacute of his right in the manors of Tyntenhull and 
Estcliynnok, co. Somerset, and in the advowsons of the churches of the 
same, and in the hundreds of Tyntenhull and Hundesbergh, with all 
appurtenances, the fairs and markets of Tyntenhull, etc. If any fine con- 
cerniug the above or any part thereof have been levied in the king's court 
between the releasor and Muriel his wife, demandants, and Master Richard 
de Clare and Master Roger de Blokesworth, deforciants, by reason whereof 
any right might accrue to the releasor or his heirs, he wills that it shall be 
null and void. Witnesses: Sir Thomas, earl of Lancaster; Sir John, earl 
of Richmond ; Sir Robert de Holland ; Sir William le Latymer ; Sir Fulfc 
le Straunge; Sir Nicholas de Segrave ; Sir John de Claveryngg' ; Sir Fulk 
son of Warin ; Sir Gerard Salveyn; Sir William Tuchet; Sir John Beek; 
Sir William Trussell; Sir John de Kynardeseye ; Sir Michael de Meledon ; 
Roger Beler ; John de Lancastre. Dated at York, Thursday the octave of 
the Ascension, 12 Edward II., at the time when the parliament was held 
there. The said Richard has acknowledged this quit claim, and procured 
its enrolment in chancery and before Henry de {sic) Scrop and his fellows, 
justices of the king then present, on the same day. 



Membrane Id. 

May 21. Henry de Co . . . um came before the king, on Thursday after St. 

York. Augustine, and sought to replevy the land of Roger in Mistreton, 

taken into the king's hands for his default before the justices of the Bench 

against late the wife of Adam Faukes of Mistr[eton]. This 

is signified to the justices. 



12 EDWARD II. 139 



1319. Membrane W — cont. 

June 2. To Roger de Mortuo Mari, justiciary of Ireland. Order to give credence 

York. to what John de Ufford, whom the king has enjoined to explain to him 

certain of his affairs touching Ireland, shall tell him, and to execute the 

same with all diligence. By K. 

[Pari. Writs.'] 

The hke to the following : 
John Wogan. 

Thomas son of John, earl of Kildare. 
Arnald le Peer. 
Walter de Islep. 
John de Bermyngham, earl of Loueth. [Ibid.'] 

May 25. To the sheriff of York. Writ for payment of their expenses to Robert le 

York. Conestahle and Alexander de Bergh, knights of that shire, for attending 
the parliament at York in a month from Easter, to wit As. a day each. 
[Pari. Writs.] 
The like for the knights of other counties. [Ibid.] 

May 25. To the mayor and bailiffs of Canterbury. Order to pay to William de 

York. Cotes and Lapinus atte Chaunge, citizens of that city, their expenses for 
attending the said parliament, to wit 20c?. a day each. [Ibid.] 

The like for the citizens and burgesses of thirteen cities and boroughs. 
[Ibid.] 

Enrolment of release by Hugh son of William Giffard, knight, to Sir 
Bartholomew de Badelesmere, knight, of his right in the manor of Barewe 
near St. Edmunds, co. Suffolk, with all appurtenances and the advowson of 
the church. Witnesses : Sir Thomas de Grey, Sir Robert de Bures, Sir 
Robert de Asphale, Sir Robert de Watevill, Sir Bartholomew de Burgherssh, 
knights ; John son of John de Coggeshale, John de Goldyngton. Dated at 
York, 3 June, 12 Edward II. 

Enrolment of release by Hugh Giffard son of Sir William Giffard, 
knight, to Matilda de Clare, countess of Gloucester and Hertford, of all 
actions against her that he might have by reason of the two robes yearly of 
the suit of her clerks and the 101. of yearly pension granted to him by her 
during the life of Lady Katherine, his mother, and by reason of any costs 
and expenses in defending the manor of Barewe, which she granted to him 
if the said Katherine should be impleaded concerning the said manor by 
Sir John Giffard of Boytone, and of all arrears of the said robes, pension, 
and expenses. Dated at York, 6 June, 12 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Hugh came into chancery at York on the said day, 
and acknowledged the above deed. 

Enrolment of grant by Bartholomew de Badelesmere, knight, to Hugh 
Giffard, son of Sir William Giffard, knight, of 101. of yearly rent and two robes 
yearly of the suit and livery of Bartholomew's clerks, to be received from 
his manor of Barewe, co. Suffolk, until Hugh be provided by him or 
his heirs with a yearly promotion of 100/. Dated at York, 7 June, 
12 Edward II. 

June 8. William son of Hugh Pikok of Stokesley, William son of Cicely de 

York. Stokesley, John son of Cicely de Stokesleye, and John Cornai of Normanby 

acknowledo'e that they owe to the master and brethren of the hospital of St. 

Leonard York, 35/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 

chattels in co. York. 



140 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1319. 



Membrane 6d. 



May 27. Walter Gelous of Burton acknowledges that he owes to Roger son of 

York. Hugh de Lanum 41. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Nottingham. 

John de Perch of Aslacby acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Ousthorp 20s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Lincoln. 

Giles de Bello Campo acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Bello 
Campo and Hawysia his wife 1,000 marks ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Warwick. 
Cancelled on payment. 

May 29. John de Penreth, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John eon of 
York. Richard de Lincoln 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Cumberland. 

Richard atte Lane of Hemmyngburgh acknowledges that he owes to 
Peter de Thorneton, clerk, 4/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Thomas de Briggesherth acknowledges that he owes to Edward de 
BaUiolo IOOj. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Peter Foun acknowledges that he owes to John de Kyngho, clerk, 15Z. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Notting- 
ham. 

Robert de Melton of Etton, Thomas de Heselarton of Lound', William 
son of Walter le Keu of Etton, and Robert son of the said Walter acknow- 
ledge that they owe to the master and brethren of St. Leonard's hospital, 
York, 18Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 
May 28. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause the lay force put in the 

York. church of the priory of Bynham, which is a cell of the abbey of St. 
Albans, in order to prevent the abbot of St. Albans exercising his spiritual 
office therein to be removed thence without delay, the abbot, who exercises 
ordinary jurisdiction in the priory by apostolic authority, having requested 
the king to make this order. By K. 

May 24. To Robert de Kendale, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 

York. Cinque Ports. Order to cause W. bishop of Exeter, who is going to parts 
beyond sea on the king's business, to have speedy passage for himself and 
household in the port of Dover. 

William le Vavassour of Denyngby acknowledges that he owes to Godfrey 
de Staynton 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

William Jakes of Stokesby in Fleg' acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
de Ayremynne, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Edmund de Hastynges acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Seleby 
and Emma his wife 2 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co, York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

June 1. Richard de Kirkeby acknowledges that he owes to Alexander de Bergh, 

York. knight, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 



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1319. Membrane Gd — cont. 

June 3. Thomas de Forset acknowledges that he owes to Geoffrey de Bromholm 

Tork. of York 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Richard de Thorp acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Ganye 20^. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Notting- 
ham. 

Gilbert Pecche acknowledges that he owes to Aymer de Valencia, earl of 
Pembroke, 1,000^ ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Suffolk. 

June 2. To H. king of Norway. In order that the disputes between his and the 

Xork. king's subjects may be settled, the king is pleased, if the king of Norway 

will consent, that the king of Norway shall send envoys for this purpose to 

the king at a certain day to ordain with certain of the king's council for the 

settlement of the aforesaid disagreements. 

WiUiara de Hamelton, forester of Langewath, acknowledges that he owes 
to John de Merkyngfeld, clerk, and Henry de Berlay 20 marks; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Richard de Burn acknowledges that he owes to John de Medburn, clerk, 
6/. 5s. Od. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Cokerham, vicar of the church of Dalton-in-Fourneys, 
acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of Pourneys 200/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lancaster. 

May 22. To Thomas, earl of Lancaster. Prorogation until a month from the 

Tork. Nativity of St. John the Baptist next of his service that the king lately 

requested him to have at Newcastle-on-Tyne in the octaves of tiie Holy 

Trinity next. By K. and C. 

IFarl. Writs.] 

The like to eight earls and one hundred and sixty-two others. \_Ibid.'\ 

May 4. Richard de Pertenhale acknowledges that he owes to Walter le Seler of 

York. Dunmawe 60Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 

chattels in co. Bedford. 

May 5. WUliam de Everton came before the king on Tuesday after Holy Trinity 

York. and sought to replevy to Ralph Maulovel and Matilda his wife and John 

his son their land in Hampton, taken into the king's hands for their default 

before the same {sic) justices against Hugh de Qouteby and Matilda hia 

wife. This is signified to the justices. 

Alfred de Quappelade came before the king, on Tuesday after Holy 
Trinity, and sought to replevy to Matilda, late the wife of Gilbert Rybold, 
her land in Multon, taken into the king's hands for her default before the 
aforesaid justices, against Richard son of William de Holbech. This is 
signified to the justices. 
June 6. Roger Odeson of Arsom came before the king, on Wednesday after Holy 

York. Trinity, and sought to replevy his land in Levynthorp, taken into the 
king's hands for his default before the aforesaid justices against Matthew 
Dauney. This is signified to the justices. 

John de Boyland acknowledges that he owes to John de Wathsand 
10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 

CO, Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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1319. Membrane 6d — cont. 

William de Tourney acknowledges that lie owes to William de Ayremynn, 
clerk, 4 marks ; to be levied, ia default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Membrane 5d. 

June 11. Geoffrey de Pykehale acknowledges that he owes to Master Michael de 
York. Hartcla, clerk, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Memorandum, that at York, on 7 June, upon the testimony of Richard de 
Grey before the king, that the recognisance made by him in chancery to 
Emericus de Friscobald[is] and Peter de Friscobald[is] for 100 marks was 
made by way of security {ad caiitelani) at the request of the executors of 
Guyot Bonaventura, to whom that sum was owing by him, in order that the 
money might be raised in the names of Emericus and Peter on account of the 
favour that they then had in the king's court, the king granted that the said 
100 marks, which ought to have been levied for the king's use, because the 
goods, chattels, and debts of Emericus and Peter have come to the king's 
hands, shall be levied for the use of the aforesaid executors and delivered to 
them for the execution of the aforesaid will. 

June 13. Walter son of Gilbert de Mapelton came before the king, on Wednesday 

Nottingham, after St. Barnabas, and sought to replevy his land in Great Coldon, taken 

into the king's hands for his default before the justices of the Bench against 

Robert son of Robert Tothe of KiUum and Agnes his wife. This is 

signified to the justices. 

Thomas de Skelthorp, parson of the church of Pauhal, came before the 
king, on the aforesaid day, and sought to replevy his land in Pauhal, taken 
into the king's hands for his default before the justices of the Bench against 
Thomas Elys of Berewyk and EUen his wife. This is signified to the 
justices. 

John le Smyth of Suthcnton came before the king, on the aforesaid day, 
and sought to replevy his land in Suthcuton, taken into the king's hands 
for his default before the justices of the Bench against Thomas de Cloubek, 
Margery his wife, and Joan daughter of Conan de Bretanby. This is 
signified to the justices. 

June 6. To the bailiffs, men, and community of Great Yarmouth. Order to in- 

York. hibit the masters, mariners, and others of the ships granted by them and 
others of Norfolk to the king in aid of the Scotch war from inflicting 
damage upon any men of the Cinque Ports going on the said expedition by 
the east sea in the ships granted to the king by the barons of the Cinque 
Ports, by reason of the disputes between them and others of the county of 
Norfolk and the barons aforesaid, whereby the affairs of the king and his 
progenitors have been frequently retarded. They are ordered to certify the 
king by their letters patent without delay of the names of all the masters 
and other mariners setting out in their ships, and of their whole proceedings 
herein, and to cause two or three of the more sufficient men of the town to 
come before J. bishop of Norwich at Lenne on Thursday after the octaves 
of the Holy Trinity, with sufficient power to hear the king's will and ordi- 
nance in this behalf, and to do further what shall be enjoined upon them 
and the bailiffs, men, and community aforesaid by the bishop on the king's 
behalf. By K. and C. 

The like to the barons and all others of the aforesaid ports. 

By K. and 0. 



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The like to the bailiffs, men, and communities of Lenne, Little Yarmouth, 
Gippeswyk, and Oreford. 

The like to the following, with clause to send the two or thi-ee men 
before the treasurer and barons of the exchequer at the quinzaine of the 
Nativity of St. John the Baptist, instead of before the bishop of Norwich, 
as above : 

The mayor, bailiffs, men, and whole community of the port of Wyn- 
chelse. 

The mayor, bailiffs, men, and whole community of the port of Sand- 
wich. 

The bailiffs, men, and whole community of the port of Hastinges. 

The bailiffs, men, and whole community of the port of Eye. 

The mayor, bailiffs, men, and whole community of the port of Faveres- 
ham. 

The bailiffs, men, and whole community of Hethe. 

The bailiffs, men, and whole community of Romunhale. 
Memorandum, that Hugh de Audele, the younger, and Margaret his 
wife delivered in parliament at York in three weeks from Michaelmas, in 
the 12th year of the king's reign, a petition to this effect: — Hugh de 
Audele, the son, and Margaret his wife pray the king and his council that 
whereas the king by his charter made before the ordinances gave and 
granted, with the assent of his council, to Sir Peter de Gavaston and the 
said Margaret, then his wife, the earldom of Cornwall and the lands of 
Edmund, late earl of Cornwall, to have and to hold to them and the heirs of 
their bodies, and whereof they were seised long before- the ordinances, and 
they had issue still living, until after the earl's death the king re-seised the 
earldom and other lands aforesaid into his hands, that it may please the king 
and his council to render the earldom and lands to Hugh and Margaret as 
her right, to hold in manner aforesaid, having regard to the Great Charter, 
which wills that her inheritance and marriage shall be rendered to a widow 
immediately after her husband's death, that no one's right shall be delayed, 
and that no one shall be ousted of his freehold without judgment of law, 
and to the second statute of Westminster, which wills that lands given in 
tail (en forme taillee) shall remain to those to whom they are given and to 
their heirs according to the wiU of the donors. French. 

Afterwards, in the parliament at York, in a month from Easter, after the 
petition had been fully treated of in full parliament, and because it was 
there recorded by the prelates, and by the earls, barons, and whole com- 
munitv of the realm, that it was agreed and ordained at another time by the 
prelates, earls, and barons, and by the whole community of the realm that 
all grants made by the king to the said Peter and Margaret of the aforesaid 
earldom and of certain other castles, manors, and lands should be revoked 
and annulled and extinct in the person of Peter and Margaret and their 
issue, it was agreed by the aforesaid prelates, earls, and barons, and the 
whole community of the realm that the earldom and all other castles, 
manors, and lands shall remain to the king quit of the aforesaid Hugh and 
Margaret and of the issue of Peter and Margaret, and that the charters and 
wi'itings made by the king concerning the same shall be restored to chancery 
and annulled, and that the enrolments thereof in chancery shall be quashed 
and annulled, and that this judgment shall be entered in the rolls of parlia- 
ment and in the chancery, and shall be sent thence to the exchequer and to 
both the Benches, and shall be enrolled therein. 

June 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Letter enclosing 

York. transcripts of the above petition and answer, and ordering them to cause 

the same to be enrolled before them in the exchequer, and to cause the 

same to be observed and fulfilled. By K 



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The like to the justices of the Bench, 'mutatis mutandis.' 
The like to Henry le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before 
the king. 

Membrane Ad. 

June 8. To the mayor and sheriflfs of London. Order to permit the merchant 

York. vintners of tlie. duchy of Aquitaine to sell their wines until next parliament 
in gross in the city and the suburbs to whomsoever they will, natives and 
foreigners, regrators and others, and not to molest them on this account or 
to introduce innovations (novitates) against them in the meanwhile, as the 
king will cause justice to be done in the parliament concerning the disputes 
between them, the vintners aforesaid alleging that they can sell their wines 
in gross as above, which the mayor, sheriffs, and other citizens deny, certain 
treaties concerning the same not having been completed, as the king considers 
that a better market for wines will be made in the realm by the free sale 
thereof, and as he wishes that wines and other victuals should be carried 
into the realm in greater abundance, more especially as it behoves him to 
have wine and other victuals in great quantity for the maintenance of 
himself and those who are going with him to the parts of Scotland. The 
king wills that prejudice shall not be done by this order to their old customs 
of the city. By K. 

June 12. To H. king of Norway. The king's merchant Alan de Wolferton has 

York. intimated to him that the king of Norway is bound to him by letters 
obligatory in 66 hundi'eds of good and merchantable (pacabilis) stockfish 
{duris piscibiis) commonly called ' Luscrei/k,' for divers wares received from 
Alan in the king of Norway's city of Berg[en] for the use of the king of 
Norway, as contained in his said letter, and that, in addition, the king of 
Norway is bound to Alan in six thousands and six hundreds good and 
merchantable fish, price 331. sterling, and in lOZ. of sterling money, and in 
49/. 8.9. Od. sterling for cloth and other wares taken from him by Erling 
{Herlingus) son of Aamund (Omundns), then treasurer, and by Aamund 
(^Omimdrum) Daunce, his knight, for the use of the king of Norway; 
for which sums the king of Norway ought to have satisfied Alan at terms 
long past, but he has not done so ; wherefore Alan has prayed the king to 
provide him with a remedy : the king therefore requests the king of 
Norway to cause Alan or his attorney to be satisfied for the preceding, so 
that he may not again come to the king for lack of justice. He is requested 
to certify the king by his letters of his proceedings herein. 



Membrane 3d. 

June 12. To H. king of Norway. Geoffrey Dreu, Adam le Clerk, Ivo de Massing- 
Tork. ham, John de Deneby, Robert de Hecham, William de GoushuU, and 
Simon de Lincoln, merchants of Lenne, have complained to the king that 
Botolv (Botulphus) Bix, the king of Norway's late treasurer in the town 
of Northberg[en], six years and more since took certain cloth, fish, and 
J, other wares of divers of the said merchants for the use of the king of 

Norway, to wit cloth and other goods of the said Geoffrey to the value of 
365/. 9«. Qd., goods of the said Adam to the value of 191/., goods of the 
said Ivo to the value of 174/., goods of the said John to the value of 
303/. 16s. Od., goods of the said Robert to the value of 200/., and goods and 
wares of the said William and Simon to the value of 260/. sterling, for 
which, the king learns, they have not yet been satisfied, although they have 



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often requested the king of Norway to satisfy them ; wherefore they have 
prayed the king to provide them with a remedy : the king therefore requests 
the king of Norway to order due satisfaction to be made to the said mer- 
chants, doing so much in this behalf that the merchanls shall have no cause 
to return to the king for laclc of justice. He is desired to write by the 
bearer hereof an account of his proceedings herein. {Fadera^ 

Robert de Bolton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Walter de 
Pokethorp 221. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

William de Hakeford and Michael Mignot, citizens of London, acknow- 
ledge that they owe to William de Clif, clerk, 100 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the city of London. 
Cancelled on ■payment. 

June 8. To William Inge. Order to send to the exchequer without delay all 

York. estreats not yet delivered there of the rolls of himself and his fellows, 

appointed to take assizes, juries, and certificates, or to hear and determine 

or do other matters whatsoever, or to deliver gaols. By K. 

{Pari. Writs.] 

The like to one hundred and fifty-seven others. [Ibid.] 

June 16. Thomas Corbet acknowledges that he owes to Robert son of William le 

Bridgford. Vavassour 40.?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Surrey. 

June 8. To Robert de Kendale, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 

York. Cinque Ports. Order to put aside all other matters and to enquire into the 
trespasses inflicted upon merchants of Flanders at Crandon, and to proceed 
to hear and determine the same, according to the king's appointment of him 
and Henry de Cobeham, the younger, and Master Jordan Moraunt as his 
justices to enquire into this matter in the said ports and counties of Kent, 
Sussex, and Southampton, and to send the record and process of the whole 
matter under the seals of himself and Henry and Jordan, or two of them, to 
the king's council at London in the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, and to certify 
the couucil of his whole proceedings in this behalf, so that what ought to 
be done may be done according to the treaty made between the king and 
Robert, count of Flanders, by the count's special envoys to the king to treat 
for reformation of the damages inflicted upon the count's men by the king's 
men and upon the king's men by the count's men, whereby it was agreed 
that the king should cau.se enquiry to be made concerning the aflair at 
Crandon before the aforesaid feast, so that the king should at that feast do 
what ought to be done for the count and his subjects according to the treaty. 

ByK. 
The like to Henry and Master Jordan and others appointed to enquire 
into the aforesaid matter in divers counties, whose names appear more fully 
on the dorse of the Patent Roll for the same year. 



Membrane 2d. 

June 28. Richard de Furneux acknowledges that he owes to Peter de Rudby^ 
York. parson of the church of Northburton near Beverley, 18 marks 6*. 8d.; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Robert son of Thomas de Wylesthorp acknowledges that he owes to 
William son of Nicholas de Seleby and Roger his brother 121. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

76418. K 



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1319. Memhrnne Id—cont. 

Nicholas "Watkyn ' neve Got de Lincoln ' acknowledges that he owes to 
Eichai-d son of Adam de Bor3'ngham 40s. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his land.s and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Enrolment of grant by John son of Richard de Normanton to Benedict 
de Normanton, his brother, of the reversion of all the lands, etc., that 
Isabella, late the wife of Richard de Normanton, holds in dower for the 
term of her life or otherwise of the grantoi-'s inheritance in Normanton near 
Suthwell. Witnesses : Sir Roger de Sutton ; Henry de Edenestowe ; 
Thomas de Evesham ; Robert Tymparon ; Robert de Kelum and John de 
Nesum. Dated at York, 20 May, 12 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery at York, 1 July, and 
acknowledged the above deed. 

3IEMSRANE Id. 

July 1. William de ClyfF, parson of the church of Lek', diocese of York, and 

York. William de Ebor[aco], parson of the church of Bradeleye, diocese of 

Norwich, acknowledge that they owe to William de Yarewelle, parson of 

the church of Brayton, 100s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 

lands and chattels in cos. York and Norfolk. 

July 2. Robert le Meek of York came before the king, on Monday after SS. Peter 

York. and Paul, and sought to replevy his land in Kyngeston-on-Hull, taken into 
the king's hands for his default in the king's court of Kyngeston-on-Hull 
before the bailiffs against Stephen son of Peter le Gauger of Kyngeston-on- 
Hull. This is signified to the bailiffs. 

William Brit, son of Richard Brit of Swynton, acknowledges that he owes 
to Richard de Huntyngdon of York 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

William Tankard, parson of the church of Great Useburn, diocese of 
York, William de Fynmer, and William de Monketon acknowledge that 
they owe to John de Ousthorp, clerk, lOZ. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

The prior of Bolton-in-Craven acknowledges, for himself and convent, 
that he owes to William de Ayremynn, clerk, 71. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Enrolment of deed of John de Poton of Beghenham acknowledging 
receipt from Master Henry de Clyff of 201. for Michaelmas term, 
12 Edward II., in full payment of 200 marks due to him from Henry for 
certain lands in Beghenham that Henry had of his feoffment. Witnesses : 
Sir Wilham de Ayremynne ; Master John de Blebury ; Michael de Wych' ; 
Walter de Scorby ; Thomas le Vendour of York. Dated at York, 4 July, 
in the above year. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery at York, on the said day, 
and acknowledged the above deed. 

July 4. To the keeper of the port of Dover. Order to permit the prior of St. 

York. Andrew's Northampton, who is going to his chapter-general at the priory 

of La Charite beyond sea, to pass the sea in that port with his household, 

horses, and equipments, provided that he carry no apportum with him or 

do nothing contrary to the form of the ordinance made in this behalf. 



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13 EDWARD II. 



Membrane 21. 



July 8. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

York. elected in pliice of Richard le Mareschal of Marleberge, who is incapacitated 
by age. 

To the sheriiF of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Richard Lywordy, whom the king has amoved from 
oflSce for insufficient qualification. By K. 

July 10. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 

York. intermeddle further with the lands of John son of John de la Forde, and to 
restore the issues thereof, as it appears by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that he held nothing in chief of the king at his death or of the heir of 
Nicholas de Audele, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, by 
reason whereof the wardship of John's lands ought to pertain to the king. 

July 10. To Ralph de Crophull, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause dower 

York. to be assigned to Agnes, late the wife of Thomas de Hoton, tenant in chief, 
upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

July 8. To John de Crumbwell, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 

York. who supplies his place in the forest of Galtres. Order to cause the abbot 
and convent of St.^Mary's York to have a tenth of the king's venison taken 
and to be taken in the forest of Galtres, according to the charters of the 
king's progenitors, confirmed by him, granting them a tenth of all the 
king's venison taken in the county of York. 

July 11. To Robert de Maddyngle. Order to release John le Waleys upon main- 

York, prize if he render himself to prison and be repleviable in this behalf and 
find sufficient mainpernors to have him before the king at a certain day to 
be prefixed by the said Robert to stand to right in the king's court concern- 
ing the trespasses that Jacomina de Merk alleges that John de Lachele, 
William de Marny, the aforesaid John and other malefactors inflicted upon 
her in entering her manor at Lyndesele by forc6 and arms, breaking the 
doors and gates of the manor, fishing in her fish-ponds there, taking and 
carrying away thence fish and the timber of the houses and gates aforesaid 
and other her goods and chattels to the value of 1,000/. and certain of her 
charters and muniments, and six horses, eight oxen, four cows, 116 sheep, 
and two swans, price 601., the king having appointed the said Robert, 
Humphrey de Waleden, and John de Bousser his justices to hear and 
determine the aforesaid trespasses, as the said John le Waleys has prayed 
the king to provide him with a remedy because he is prepared to stand to 
right before the aforesaid justices concerning the trespasses, he having been 
put in exigent to be outlawed because he did not appear before them at a 
certain day assigned by them to answer to Jacomina. 

July 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allow- 
York. ance to be made to John de la Haye, late keeper of the king's manor of 
Riseberge, in his account of the issues thereof for 6/. 6s. 4^rf., expended by 
him by virtue of the king's order by letters of privy seal of 3 April, in the 
1 1th year of his reign, to cause the houses of the manor to be repaired so 
that the horses of the king's stud (equicii) there might be conveniently 
received therein, and to cause an enclosure (Jaldani) to be made wherein the 

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horses (jumenta) of the stud might leap (sailUri), as appears by an 
indenture made between him and William Beauxamis, then keeper of the 
said stud. By K. on the information of Richard de Ayremynne. 

July 8. To Richard de Emeldot), mayor of Newcastle-on-Tyne, and to Stephen 

York. le Blound, receiver of the kini^'s stores there. Order to cause 10 tuns of 
the 30 tuns, the remainder of the 40 tuns of wine granted by the king to 
the men of the county of Northumberland in aid to their maintenance in 
consideration of the damages suffered by them by the frequent inroads of 
the Scots and by divers ransoms paid by them to the Scots, to be assigned 
and delivered to Robert de Coventre, John de Norraanvil, William de 
Shafthowe, Thomas de Swethehop, John Turpyn, John de Shupton, Henry 
de Akdon, William de Echewyk, William de Herle of Bedesdale, Roger de 
Chemington of Chilbourn, Roger de Simounbourne, Alan de Erington of 
Corbrig, Robert de Merington, Robert de Thropton, Robert de Bollesdon, 
John de Rollesdon, Thomas de ClenhuU, Peter de Urde, William Tulet, 
Richard de Dodhou, William Freser, Nicholas de Eland, "William Gray of 
Denum, Robert son of Alan de Seton, Thomas de Normanvill, William de 
Inghowe, Thomas de Karliolo of Swarland, William de Caldewell, John de 
Corbrigg, Robert de Milneburn, John de Karliolo, and John de Kynton, 
men of that county, who have prayed the king to cause the aforesaid 30 
tuns or part of them to be delivered to them : provided that they have not 
been previously at the king's wages and have been impoverished (destructi) 
by the Scots. By K. 

July 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Queen 
York. Isabella to have the fines made by the tenants for entry upon certain wastes 
in the forest of the High Peak, which she holds at the king's will, the king 
having appointed Walter de Waldeshef and John de Thweyt to survey the 
said wastes and to arrent them to tenants by the number of acres and the 
forest perch, as they have arrented the wastes to certain tenants for certain 
fines for entry, as appears by the transcript of tlie arrentation in the 
chancery, a transcript whereof tlie king sends to the treasurer and barons 
sub pede sigilli, the king having appointed Walter and John to arrent the 
aforesaid wastes because it was found by an inquisition taken by Philip de 
Say and the said John by the king's order that there were many wastes in 
the said forest that might be approved for the advantage of the king and 
queen, to wit 500 acres in a waste called ' Fairfeld,' 100 acres of waste in a 
waste called 'Maynestonesfeld,' 67 acres of waste in a waste called 'Longeden- 
dale,' each acre in the waste of Fairfeld being worth 2s. for entry and Qd. 
yearly and the others being worth \2d. an acre for entry and id. yearly. 

ByK. 

To John de Crumhwell, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place in the forest of Ingelwode. Order to deliver to the 
king's clerk John de Crosseby, master of the hospital of St. Nicholas with- 
out Carlisle three oaks fit for timber from that forest for the rebuilding 
(refecdone) of the chapel of the hospital. By K. 

July 17. To the bailiffs of York. Order to release from prison without delay John 

York. son of William de Scothowe, William son of William de Speton, William 
son of Walter de Knapton, John son of Roger Bisshope, Rowland son of 
William de Rokesburgh, John son of Roger de Gosewyk, William son of 
William de Crauthorn, Roger son of Robert Surrais, and John son of 
Henry de Castro, hostages delivered to the king for the town of Berwick 
and delivered to the bailiffs to be kept. By K. 

July 18. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

York. John Gerount, son and heir of Hugh Gerount, tenant in chief, to have 



13 EDWARD II. 1-49. 



1319. Membrane 21 — cont. 

seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age before the escheator 
and the liing lias taken his homage. 

To John de Crumwell, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place. Order to cause J. bishop of Carlisle to have 
50 pikerels (pikerellos) from the king's lake of Ternwathelan in the forest 
of Ingehvode, for the purpose of stocking his fishponds in his manor of La 
Rose, to he taken at his expense. By K. 

July 18. To the bailiffs of Scardeburgh. Order to deliver to Joan, late the wife 

York. of William de Fivele, a messuage in Scardeburgh, together with the issues 
of the same from the time when it was taken into the king's hands, as it 
appears by an inquisition taken by them by the king's order, in response to 
Joan's petition before the king and his council, that the aforesaid William 
was accused (rettattis) of robbery of the goods and chattels of John de 
Picheford of Skardeburgh, and was there imprisoned on that account, and 
was afterwards addressed concerning the same before John de Donecastre 
and William de Huk, then justices to deliver Skardeburgh gaol, and that 
he asserted that he was a clerk, and that he was remitted to prison by the 
justices because the ordinaries were not present to demand him according 
to the privilege of the clergy, and that he died in prison before he was 
delivered to the ordinaries or was convicted of the robbery, and that John 
de Picheford, father of the said Joan, had jointly enfeofEed William and 
Joan of the aforesaid messuage, as appears by his charter, and that Joan 
peacefully continued her joint-sei.sin thereof until William was committed 
to gaol by the aforesaid justices, and that the messuage was taken into the 
king's hands on Saturday before St. Martin, in the 6th year of the king's 
reign, by John de Rolleston and Talifer de Teyle, then keepers of that town, 
by reason of the aforesaid charge (retti). By K. 



Membrane 20. 

July 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king has 
York. assigned to Queen Isabella, his consort, the manor of Long Bynyngton, 
CO. Lincoln ; the manors of Kyngesthorp and Eston, the hundred of Falwesle, 
the manors of Torpel and Upton, 251. of yearly ferm that Laurence de 
Preston renders to the exchequer for the manor of Gretton, all in the 
county of Northampton ; the manor of Osprenge, the manor of Middelton with 
its hundreds and other appurtenances, the manor of Westclyve, in the county 
of Kent; the king's mills at Oxford and the meadow of Kyngesmede, the 
manor of Blokesham, co. Oxford ; the castle of Walyngford with its members, 
and the honours of Walyngford and St. Valery, in that and other counties ; 
the manors of Wattlyngton and Wodestok, in the same county ; the whole 
honour of L'Aigle, with its manors, hundreds, chaces, and other appurte- 
nances in divers counties, saving to the king the castle of Peveneseie and 
its wards and other appurtenances, and excepting the manor of Laghton, 
which John Douvedale holds for life by demise from the late king ; the 
manor of Banstede, with the park, etc., co. Surrey ; the manor of 
Haveryng', with the park and forest, etc., co. Essex ; the manor of La 
Neilond, in the same county; the castle and town of Berhamstede, with the 
honour, etc., in co. Hertford and other counties ; the castle and town of 
Marleberge, with the barton and hundred of Selkele, the castle and town 
of Dyvyses, with the parks and forests of Melkesham, Shippenham, and 
Pewesham, and purprestures, and with the manor of Roude, the manor of 
Woderowe, the manor of Sevenhampton, with the boroughs of Creckelade 
and Hanteworth and the hundreds of Creckelade and Hanteworth, and the 
manor of Stratton, the castle and town of Mere, with the park, etc., 



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1319. Membrane 20 — cont. 

CO. Wilts ; the manors of Boudon and Haverberge, co. Leicester ; the ferm of 
the town of Southampton, with the small rents, co. Southampton, the manor 
and town of Aulton, with the hundred of Aulton and the small rents in the 
town, the ferm of the town of Andevre, with the hundred and with the 
increment of the ferm, the manor and town of Basyngstok, with the hundred 
and the rent of the tenement in that town that formerly belonged to Walter 
do Merton, the caistle of Southampton and the manor of Lyndhurst, with 
the park and the New Forest, and the bailiwicks and hundred of Rudberge, 
and 40.?. of yearly rent that the abbot and convent of Redynges render yearly 
for a tenement in the forest, the castle of Cristeschurche of Twynham, with 
the borough and manor of Westovere and the hundred of Cristeschurche, 
the manor of Ringwode, co. Suthampton ; the ferm of the town of Wich 
{de Wichio), co. Worcester ; the manor of Gillyngham, with the barton and 
72.S. of rent of a purpresture, and with the forest, co. Dorset; 20Z. of 
yearly ferm from the manor of Ellesmere in Wales, by the hands of John 
Knokyn, tenant for life of the manor by the king's grant, and the earldom 
of Cornwall aud the office of sheriff there ; to have in dower for life, with 
the knights' fees, advowsons, and other appurtenances, and the return of 
writs and summonses and all fines, ransoms, and amercements of all the 
men and tenants of the premises, forfeited issues, and all things pertaining 
to the king of year, day, waste, forfeitures, and murders in various courts, 
BO that they should be levied by her bailiifs by the estreats to be delivered 
to them by the justices in eyre, or by her sheriffs by the estreats of the 
exchequer, without hindrance from the king or his ministers, and that she 
should have the chattels of felons and fugitives from the premises, with 
power to put herself in seisin of the said chattels, and that she should have, 
by the king's writs, justices in eyre, to be nominated by her, for forest 
pleas, when necessary, in the aforesaid forests, and that she should have the 
fines and ransoms adjudged before them to be levied by her bailiffs by the 
estreats of the justices, and that she should receive at the exchequer all 
fines of trespassers therein who are not of the castles, boroughs, etc., afore- 
said : wherefore the king orders the treasurer and barons to give orders 
under the exchequer seal to all sheriffs in whose bailiwicks she has the 
aforesaid liberties to deliver to the keepers of her liberties copies of the 
estreats of the exchequer as soon as they receive the same, so that the 
keepers, after deliberation, may certify the keepers of her liberties in the 
exchequer of the names of those contained in the estreats who are of her 
liberty, so that he may claim the more advisedly in the exchequer for her, 
and the treasurer and barons are ordered to acquit those who shall thus have 
to satisfy her in the sheriffs' accounts of the sums thus claimed. 

July 19. To the sheriff of Essex (sic). Order to restore to Richard de Castello, 

Tork. clerk, his lands, goods, and chattels, taken into the king's hands upon his 
being charged before Ralph de Camoys and his fellows, justices to deliver 
Chichester gaol, with the crime of breaking the church of Wysebergh aud 
of stealing a cross and a chalice, price 'ML, as he has purged his innocence 
before the bishop of Chichester, the diocesan, to whom he was delivered by 
the justices according to the privilege of the clergy. 

July 20. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer to be elected for the 

York. forest of Galtres in place of John son of Robert de Shupton, who is insufl[i- 
ciently qualified. 

July 20. To the sheriff of York. Order to release Alan de Norton from prison in 

York. • York castle, wherein he is detained upon suspicion, upon his finding main- 
pernors for his good behaviour. By K. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to supersede until further orders the 
putting in exigent to be outlawed of John son of Ingelram Berenger, who 



13 EDWARD IT. 151 



1319. Membrane 20 — cont. 

was put in exigent because he was lately indicted in the sheriff's county 
[court] of the rape and abduction of Elizabeth, wife of John de Percy, and 
of stealing the goods and chattels of George de Percy to the value of 
100*., which indictment the king caused to come before him for certain 
reasons, as John has surrendered himself to the king's peace and prison to 
stand to right concerning the above, and the king has meanwhile committed 
him to a certain keeper for safe-keeping. By K. 

July 18. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 

York. the temporalities of the priory of Goldeclive to William ( Willermo) de 
Sancto Albino, monk of Bee Hellouin, whom the abbot of Bee presented to 
the king for admission to the priory, which presentation the king accepted 
when he took William's fealty and restored to him the temporalities and 
ordered the escheator to deliver them to him, which order he subsequently 
superseded at the suit of brother Ralph de Rouncevill, calling himself prior 
of the said priory, who gave the king to understand that he was perpetual 
prior and had done fealty to the king at another time for the temporalities 
of the priory, and that he was canonically instituted into the priory by 
the diocesan, and that he was not amoved from the rule of the priory by 
any process. By K. 

Membrane 19. 

July 20. To John de Crumbwell, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, and to him 

Tork. who supplies his place in the forest of Englewode. Order to cause 

J. bishop of Carlisle to have 24 fawns (feones), half of them hinds 

(bissarum) and half of them does (damarwm), from that forest of the king's 

gift, to stock his park of La Rose, destroyed by the Scotch. By K. 

July 20. To Eleanor, late the wife of Henry de Percy. Order to pay to Geoffrey 

York. Nowet, chaplain, 40*. yearly from the said Henry's lauds in Wyndosme, 
and the arrears of the same from the time when the lands came to her 
hands, as it appears by inquisition taken by Ralph de Crophull, escheator 
this side Trent, that Geoffrey granted to the said Henry certain lands in 
iN'afferton, co. York, and that Henry granted him, in return therefor, 
40.5. yearly from his lands in Wyndosme, to be received by him until Henry 
should provide him with an ecclesiastical benefice of the yearly value of 
10 marks, and that Geoffrey received that sum yearly from Henry's coffers 
in the name of allowance of the said money for two years before Henry's 
death, and that the aforesaid lands in Nafferton and in Wyndosme are in 
her hands as dower, and that Geoffrey has not yet been provided with a 
benefice. 

To Ralph de Orophill, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with 6 acres of meadow that belonged to Nicholas de 
Stokton-near-These, taken into the king's hands by John de Evre, late 
escheator this side Trent, as the said Ralph has certified the king that the 
aforesaid Nicholas held the aforesaid 6 acres together with other tenements 
of the bishop of Durham by the service of 13.?. id. for aU services, and 
that he died during voidance of the see, on which account Henry de Percy, 
then supplying the king's place in the bishopric, seised the tenements into 
the king's hands on account of the minority of John son and heir of 
Nicholas, and that John de Evre retained the tenements in the king's hands 
for this reason. 

July 20. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
York. be elected in place of William Mordaunt, who is incapacitated by age and 
infirmity. 



152 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1319. Membrane 19 — cont. 

To the slaeriflf of York, Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected iu place of Robert de Hylderwell, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the same. Order to receive all writs and letters under the great seal 
that shall be sent to him for transmission, and to cause them to be sent to 
the due places without delay out of the issues of his bailiwick, making an 
indenture with the mayor of the city of York of the costs incurred in this 
behalf, as it will be necessary for the king whilst in the northern parts to 
send divers envoys with letters under the great seal. By K. 

{Pari. Writs.'] 

To the sherifi of Wilts. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Savernak to be elected in place of William de Caperigge, deceased. 

Laurence de Acheholt, in the king's prison at Maydenstane for the death 
Newcastle on- of Alan de Plumsted, has letters to the sheriff of Kent to bail him until the 
Tyne. fj^gj assize. 



July 29. 
Durham. 

Aug. 1. 



Aug. 6. 

Gosforth in 
Northumber- 
land. 



Aug. 21. 

Fenham. 



Aug. 7. 
Goslorth, 



Aug. 5. 

Gosforth. 



To the abbot of St. Mary's York, sub-collector in part of the diocese of 
York of the tenth for one year granted to the king in aid of the Scotch 
war by the clergy of the province of York. Order to pay to the king's 
clerk John de Crosseby 100/. to pay the wages of certain footmen of 
Wales coming to the king in aid of the war, and to pay all the rest of the 
tenth that he can to the king's clerk Gilbert de Wygeton, controller of the 
king's wardrobe, to be brought by him to the king as enjoined upon 
bim on the king's behalf. By p.s. 

To the abbot of Seleby, sub-collector of the said tenth. Order to deliver 
all the money of the tenth already collected or that he can collect to the 
aforesaid Gilbert, to be brought by him to the king. By p.s. 

To the prior of Thurgarton, sub-collector of the above. Order to cause 
all the money of the tenth already collected and that he can collect to be 
carried to York with all speed, there to be delivered in expedition of the 
Scotch war as shall be then enjoined upon him by John, bishop of Ely, the 
chancellor, for which sums the king will cause letters patent of acquittance 
to be made, and he promises to hold him and his church harmless against 
all persons and to make him letters patent of indemnity. He is ordered to 
receive the following sums of the tenth from the underwritten religious 
within his collection, who granted that they would pay them in the first 
term of payment, to wit the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula last : the abbot of 
Wellebeck 8/., the prior of Wirksop 16 marks, the prior of Maderseye 4/., 
the prior of Blyth {Blida) 14 marks, and the prior of Newstead-in-Sher- 
wood Al. He is ordered to certify the chancellor of what the said religious 
shall have paid and of the names of those who shall have paid their tenths 
in the said term, and of the names of those who have not paid. By p.s. 

To the abbot of Seleby, sub-collector, etc. Order to cause the money of 
the tenth already collected and that he can collect to be carried to York, 
so that he have it there on the eve of the Nativity of St. Mary, as above. 

ByK. 

To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent, Order to cause 
Richard de Frivill, son and heir of John de Frivill, tenant in chief, to have 
seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age before the escheator, 
and the king has taken his homage. By p.s. 

To the abbot of St. Mary's York, collector in part of the diocese of York 
of the tenth for one year granted by the clergy for the Scotch war. Order 
to pay to the king's clerk John de Ditton 40 marks for the carrying 
(carcacione) of the timber of a peel of the king's at Kyngeston-on-Hull 
thence to the northern parts, as enjoined upon the clerk by the king, for 
which sum the king will save him and his church harmless, etc. 

By p.s. [5033.J 



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153 



1319. 

Aug. 18. 

Amble. 
{Anebett.') 

Aug. 21. 
fenham. 



Aug. 8. 
Gosforth. 



Aug. 29. 
Barmoor. 



Oct. 8. 
York. 

Aug. 26. 
Fenliam. 



Nov. 4. 

York. 



Oct. 20. 

York. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

To tlie same. Order to pay to the aforesaid John 201. in addition to the 
40 marks paid by the abbot to him in execution of the preceding order. 

By p.s. 

To the same. Order to pay to the king's clerk John de Louthre, 
keeper of the king's victuals in the parts of Carlisle, 11/. 6s. 8d. for the 
munition of the town of Carlisle. By K. 

The like to the prior of Thurgarton, sub-collector, etc., to pay 611. 6s. 8d. 
to the aforesaid John for the above purpose. By K. 

The like to J. bishop of Carlisle, collector in the diocese of Carlisle, to 
pay the said John 40i. for the above purpose. By K. 

To the chamberlain of Kaernarvan. Order to pay to the 40 footmen, 
whom the king ordered him to elect in the land of Hope and to send to the 
king, such wages as he has paid to other footmen of those parts by the 
king's orders, from the days when they leave those parts until they come to 
the king. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Eoger Sturmy, deceased. 

To the abbot of St. Mary's York, collector in part of the diocese of York 
of the tenth for one year granted to the king by the clergy of the province 
of York. Order to pay to the king's clerk John de Louthre, keeper of the 
king's victuals in the parts of Carlisle, 20/. for the munition of the town of 
Carlisle ; for which sum the king will save him and his church harmless, 
etc. By K. and C. 

The like to the abbot of Seleby to pay 20/. to the said John for the above 
purpose. 

The like to the abbot of St. Mary's York to pay 20/. to the said John for 
the above purpose. By 0. 

To Henry le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 
king. Order to release Robert le Criour of Anecastre and Ellen his wife 
from prison, wherein they are detained on account of their conviction 
before the king of a trespass against the king's peace committed upon John 
son cf Richard Turtois of Anecastre and Richard Turtoys of Anecastre and 
EUen his wife, as the king has pardoned them the imprisonment ; provided 
that they first satisfy the aforesaid John, Richard, and Ellen for what per- 
tains to them in this behalf. By p.s. [5061.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with 
the prior and convent of Evebham for the time -when they had the custody 
of the abbey after the death of John, the late abbot, and to receive from 
them the portion due from them of the 600 marks yearly for the custody of 
the same, and to discharge them of the balance of that sum, in accordance 
with the king's grant of 15 January, in the 2nd year of his reign, to the said 
abbot John and the convent of the custody thereof during voidance, saving 
to the king the knights' fees and the advowsons of churches, rendering 
therefor 600 marks if the voidance lasted for a year and a proportionate 
sum if it lasted for less than a year, as the king, on the voidance of the 
abbey by the death of the aforesaid John, granted licence to the prior and 
convent, on 29 August, in the 10th year of his reign, to elect an abbot, and 
the king afterwards, on 31 March next following, took the fealty of William 
the present abbot and restored the temporalities to him. 

To the taxors and collectors of the twelfth and eighteenth in the county of 
Lincoln. Order to supersede entirely the taxing and levying of the twelfth 



154 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1319. 



Aug. 8. 

Gosfortli in 
Northumber- 
land. 



Aug. 7. 

Gosforth in 

Korthumber- 

land. 



Aug.4(?). 
Gosforth in 
Northumber- 
land. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 
and eighteenth in the lands that queen Isabella holds in that county of the 
king's assignment, and to restore anything that they may have levied on 
this account. By K. 

\_Parl. Writs.'] 

The like to the taxors and collectors in all counties where the queen is 
dowered, \_lbid.'] 

Membrane 18. 

To Master Kichard de Clare, escheator heyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the following lands of John de Northwode, tenant 
in chief, and to restore the issues thereof, as it appears by inquisition that 
he held them in 'gavelikynde,' to wit in the manor of Northwode in 
Sheppey {Scapeia) 200 acres of land, 200 acres of pasture, 300 acres of 
salt-marsh in Elmersh and Stork, two wind-mills, two dove-cots, and 
71. 5s. Od. of assize rent, by the service of rendering 36*. 3|c?. and one 
weigh (pisi) of cheese at St. Peter ad Vincula to the manor of Middelton 
yearly and of two comings to two law-days (laghedaios) yearly, and that 
he held 20 acres of land within the said manor of Northwode of Robert de 
Sliirlande by the service of 8s. and 4 hens, one lamb, and suit at the court 
of Shirlande from three weeks to three weeks ; and 3^ acres and a rood of 
meadow held of the manor of Otham by the service of Qd. yearly ; and a 
water-mill in Maggelworth of the fee of the archbishop of Canterbury ; 
and 3s. of rent from an acre of meadow in Eippel held of the prior of 
Christ Church, Canterbury, by the service of \d. yearly; and that he held 
1 1 acres of land and an acre of wood in Sabyncrof t of Simon Sauvage by 
the service of 12rf. yearly ; and 13 acres of land of the land that belonged 
to John le Hore, which are held of the manor of Middelton ; and 14 acres 
of land in Cokeydane, which are held of the archbisl)op of Canterbury ; and 
8 acres of wood of the archbishop's fee; and 40 acres of pasture within the 
enclosure of the park of Byngebury, which are held of divers poor tenants 
of Middelton : by which inquisition it was found that Roger son of John de 
Northwode, the younger, aged 12 years. Master Thomas de Northwode, 
Master Richard his brother, Simon de Northwode, Humphrey de North- 
wode, brothers of the said Master Thomas de Northwode, of full age, 
and John, William, Thomas, and Robert, brothers of the said Roger, of 
tender age, are the nearest heirs of the aforesaid John de Northwode, the 
elder, in the lands and tenements aforesaid, which the escheator took into 
the king's hands with other lands of the said John at his death. 

To the same. Like order not to intermeddle further with 6 acres of land in 
Bevghefeld, as it appears by inquisition that Joan, late the wife of John 
de Northwode, held them in ' gavelikynde,' which 6 acres she acquired in 
fee together with the said John from Guncelin de Badelesraere, they being 
held of the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, and that Roger son of John 
de Northwode and the others above named are her nearest heirs of the said 
land. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to cause 
the debtors of Roger Damory to come before them at his prosecution, and 
to cause them to answer to him for their debts, provided that this can be 
done without offending the law, as the king has granted to him that he may 
sue and recover his debts in that country at the exchequer so far as it may 
be done in good manner. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to keep in prison without delivering 
them by mainprise, if they surrender themselves to prison, the persons put 
in exigent to be outlawed for their non-appearance before the justices 
appointed by the king to hear and determine the trespass committed upon 
Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, whereof they were indicted, the earl 



13 EDWARD II. 



155 



Aug. 15. 

Hartford 

Bridge. 

(^Hereford 

Brigge.') 



1319. Membrane 18 — cont. 

having complained that certain malefactors broke his park of Payneswyk, 
and hunted therein without his licence, and took and carried away deer 
thence, and he is ordered to keep them in prison until justice be done upon 
them before the aforesaid justices. By p. a. 

Vacated, because otherwise beloto. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order not to arrest the goods of the mer- 
chants of the Hanse of Almain, and to restore any goods that they may 
have arrested by reason of the king's order to arrest goods of the men and 
merchants of the power of the count of Holland and Zeeland and the mea 
and merchants of the towns of Cologne, Dortmund, Rikelynghous, Lubyk, 
Osenbrugg, Menstre, Grippeswold, Sussalt, and Hamburgh, to the value of 
230Z., the balance of the sum of 300/., for the goods of William de 
Wyddeslade, citizen and merchant of London, laden at Le Sclus in Flanders, 
in a ship of Laurence PoUessone of Brabant, which were taken and carried 
away by malefactors of the count's power and of the aforesaid towns, and to 
the value of lOOZ. for his damages, the king having previously caused 
goods of Hermann le Skippere, merchant of Almain, to the value of 70/., 
to be delivered to the said William in part satisfaction. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Roger Sturmy, deceased. 
Aug. 18. To Ralph de CrophuU, escheator this side Trent. Order to restore to 

Amble. William de Cateby three bovates of land in Folquardeby, co. York, which 
the king lately granted to Richard de Insula for life under the belief that 
they were of the king's demesnes, rendering therefor the extent of the 
same to the exchequer yearly, as William afterwards suggested, by his 
petition before the king and his council in parliament at York in a month 
from Easter last, that William de Cateby, his father, and his father's ances- 
tors successively held the said three bovates in fee and inheritance, and that 
he acquired them from his father, and that he held them until he was 
amoved therefrom by the escheator this side Trent under pretext of the 
above grant to Richard de Insula, without his being previously called to 
judgment, contrary to law, wherefore he prayed the king for a remedy ; 
and as Richard asserted in the said parliament that the three bovates are 
part of a serjeanty of Hnayth, and that they were alienated without the 
licence of king Henry III., and that they had been on that account arrented 
to John de Crakehale at the pleasure of the said king, and thus ought to 
pertain to the king ; and it is found by certificate made by the treasurer 
and barons of the exchequer that in the book of fees, amongst serjeanties 
arrented by Robert de Passelewe in the said king's time, it is contained that 
the said Robert arrented to John de Crakehale 8 bovates of land pertaining to 
the serjeanty of Snayth for 40*. yearly, and that it is not found otherwise 
in the rolls of the exchequer, and the said Richard there acknowledged 
before the council that the aforesaid three bovates are part of the land so 
arrented to John de Crakehale ; and it is found by inquisition taken con- 
cerning the premises that William de Cateby and his ancestors held the 
aforesaid three bovates of land in Folquardeby of the king for 20s. yearly 
pertaining to the serjeanty of Snayth in fee and inheritance, and that 
William de Cateby, son of the said William, acquired them from bis father, 
and was seised thereof, and held them until he was amoved as abovesaid; 
and the king has now pardoned William son of William his trespass iu 
entering the same without royal licence, and has granted that he shall have 
and hold them to himself and his heirs by the service therefor due and of 
right accustomed, and has taken his fealty therefor : saving to the aforesaid 
Richard his corn sown on the land whilst he held it. By pet. of 0. 

Aug. 16. To Eleanor, late the wife of Henry de Percy, keeper of two parts of his 

JJewbiggin. lands in co. York. Order to pay to Geoffrey Nowet, chaplain, 40*. yearly 



1S6 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1319. 



Sept. 4. 
Eoxburgh. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 
out of the ferm paid by her to the king for the custody of the said lands, 
she having signified to the king that she cannot pay this sum out of Henry's 
lands in VVyndosme, as previously ordered to do by the king, as the lands 
in Wyndosnie were assigned to her in dower according to the extent 
returned into chancery, in which extent there is no mention of the above 
40s. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause York castle to be defended with 
men-at-arms and other things, and to pay the men their wages out of the 
issues of his bailiwick so long as they stay in garrison there, as the Scotch 
rebels have entered the county of York, and lie in wait for the city and 
castle. 



Membrane 17. 

Aug. 18. To the tasors and collectors in co. Kent of the twelfth granted to the 

Amble. king. Order to supersede entirely the taxing and levying of the said 
twelfth of the goods of the prelates and clergy of the province of Canter- 
bury, and to restore anything that they may have levied on this account, as 
the pope has imposed a tenth upon the said clergy to be levied within a 
year for the king's use, the twelfth having been granted by the prelates and 
clergy aforesaid on condition that its levy should cease if any tenth should 
be imposed upon them by the pope for the king's use ; provided that if the 
prelates and clergy have lands of purchase (de perquisito) or other goods 
and chattels that have not usually been charged with such tenth, and for 
which they have been wont to be taxed with the citizens and burgesses of 
that county in such aids to the king or his progenitors, then the said twelfth 
shall be assessed and levied for the king's use as is just. [Pari. Writs.'] 

The like to all the taxors and collectors of the twelfth in all the counties 
beyond Trent. \_Ibid.'] 

The like to all the taxors and collectors in all the counties this side 
Trent, llbid.] 

Aug. 14. To Gilbert de Eoubur[y] and John de Wengrave, justices to take 

Hartford Bridge assizes in Co. Middlesex. Order to continue until the morrow of All Souls 
in Northumber- J^]^ assizes arramed before them when the king's protections are shewn 
before ihem and they are requested to make such continuance, as it is 
agreed by the assent of the proceres and magnates with the king tliat, to 
restrain the malice of those who by collusion rather implead others in their 
absence than in their presence, all assizes of novel disseisin arramed 
against those who are now engaged in the king's service and who have the 
kiug's protection shall be continued until the morrow of the said feast, so 
that those who are in his service shall have no cause to eloign themselves. 

By p.s. [5046.] 
The like to the justices to take assizes in co. Cambridge. 



land. 



Sept. 21 . 

Newcastle-oil- 
Tjne. 



Aug. 14. 
Amble. 



To the justices of assizes in co. Worcester. Order to continue until the 
aforesaid day all assizes [concerning] William la Zousche, who is in the 
king's service and has his protection, when they are requested to do so. 

By p.s. 

Adam son of William Grenolf, imprisoned in Lancaster gaol for the 
death of Thomas Tilleknave, has letters to bail him until the first assize. 



Aug. 25. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to pay to Rhys {Resiis) son of Rhys 

Newcastle-on- ap Mereduk, a Welshman staying in Norwich castle, the arrears of his 
Tyne. wages and other necessaries from the time of the sheriff's appointment as in 
the late king's time, and to continue paying the same until further orders. 



13 EDWARD II, 



157 



1319. 

Aug. 4. 
Gosforth iu 
Northumber- 
land. 



Aug. 24. 
Fenham. 



Aug. 2f9. 
Barmoor. 



Membrane 1*7 — cont. 
To the sheriff of Gloucester. Ordei' to keep in prison without delivering 
them by mainprise, if they surrender themselves to prison, the persons 
put in exigent to be outlawed for their non-appearance before the justices 
appointed hy the king to hear and determine the trespass committed upon 
Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, whereof they were indicted, the earl 
having complained that certain malefactors broke his park of Payneswyk, 
and hunted therein without his licence, and took and carried away deer 
thence, and the sheriff is ordered to keep them in prison until justice be 
done upon them before the aforesaid justices. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit the 
men of Northumberland who hold of the king of the rent due from them for 
this year for the custody of the castle of Newcastle-on-Tyne, as the king 
has remitted the same to them, wishing to shew them special grace because 
they have been wasted and impoverished by the Scotch rebels. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to permit the aforesaid men 
to be acquitted of the above rent. 

To Edmund Deyncourt, Lambert de Trikynghani, and their fellows, 
justices appointed to take a jury of twenty-four knights, which Robert de 
Godesfeld of Sutton arramed before them by the king's writ against John 
de Tynton and Margaret his wife concerning a re-disseisin of 13 acres of 
meadow in Stikeswalde. Whereas lately, at the suggestion of the said John 
and Margaret that they had been disseised of the aforesaid meadow by the 
said Robert and John Burell, hayward {messer), which they had recovered 
against the said Robert and John by recognition of an assize of novel 
disseisin taken between them, the king ordered the sheriff of Lincoln to take 
with him the keepers of the pleas of the crown and to enquire concerning 
the re-disseisin and to do therein what ought to be done according to the 
statute ; and afterwards the king learned from Robert de Brynkhill that he 
went towards Horncastre on the day when the inquisition was taken 
near the place where it ought to have been talcen, and that John 
de Nevill, then sheriff of that county, and the aforesaid keepers, on 
account of the absence of one of the twelve jurors summoned to make view 
of the tenements aforesaid and to make oath concerning the same, compelled 
the said Robert by threats of amercing him in lOZ. and other ways to come 
to them and to make oath in this matter with the eleven jurors who 
attended, although he instantly alleged before them that he had not been 
summoned for this purpose nor had a day nor view of the tenements, nor 
was on the first jury, and that he ought not to be upon any juries or 
inquisitions unless previously summoned, to his damage and contrary to the 
form of the statute of jurors, for which Robert prayed the king to provide 
a remedy ; whereupon the king ordered the sheriff to enquire into the whole 
matter; by which inquisition it was found that Robert de Brynkhill was 
not summoned to be before John de Nevill, then sheriff, or the aforesaid 
keepers for the above purpose, and was not in the tirstjury, and that John 
and the keepers compelled him to made oath to attend by threats of amercing 
him at 201. and in other ways, in spite of his protests, alleging that he 
was contemning the king's orders and ministers and that unless he made 
oath they would certify the king of the contempt, and that he went to make 
the jury with the other eleven under fear of the threat and amercements ; 
wherefore the said Robert de Brynkhull has prayed the king to provide for 
Ms immunity according to the statute of jurors in case the aforesaid jury 
go against the jurors aforesaid : the king therefore orders them, in case the 
jury go against the jurors, to take security from the said Robert de Brynk- 
hill that ail things touching the king and his imprisonment (prisonam) and 
goods in this behalf shall be reserved to the king without diminution, and 
that execution shall be done in full in due form in case he be burdened 



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Sept. 17, 

Berwick-on- 

'Tweed. 



1319. Membrane 17 — cont. 

with the attaint aforesaid like the other jurors, and to supersede the execu- 
tion of those things that pertain to the king in this behalf concerning the 
said Robert until the king shall cause to be done herein what ought to 
be done. 

To the sherifi of Lincoln. Order to buy and provide 100 quarters of 
wheat, 100 quarters of malt, and 50 quarters of salt, and to cause them to be 
carried to Notyngham castle, to be delivered to the constable thereof by 
indenture for the munition of the castle. By letters of the queen. 

The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Nottingham and Derby for 100 quarters of wheat and 

100 quarters of malt. 
The sherift' of Leicester for 200 quarters of beans. 

Sept. 12. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

At the siege of John de Lovetot, son and heir of Thomas do Lovetot, to have seisin of his 

Berwick-on- father's lands, as he has proved his age before the escheator and the king 

Tweed. jjg^g (^j^gjj j^jg homage. By p.s. [5073.] 

Sept. 23. To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to repair the king's gaol of Ayles- 

Neweastle-on- bury by the view and testimony of Roger de Trikyngham. By C. 

Tyne. 

Oct. 8. To the king's yeoman Oliver de Burdeg[ala], constable of Wyndesore 

York. castle. Order to repair the houses, tower, walls, and bridges of the castle, 

with the stable and wall of the king's garden without the castle, and the 

houses and walls of the king's manor of Kenyngton, with the paliog and 

wall about the park. 

To the same. Order to pay to Ralph de la More, to whom the king 
granted the office of clerk of the works in the castle that John de Spyges- 
worth had, the same wages as John was wont to receive. 

To the same. Order to pay to Robert de Wodeham, to whom the king 
committed the bailiwick of the forestry that "Walter de Wodeham, his 
brother, had in his life in the forest of Wyndesore, the same wages as 
Walter was wont to receive. 



Sept. 17. 

Berwick-on- 

Tweed. 



3IEMBRANE 16. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to restore 13 sacks and 48 nails of 
wool in 12 serplers, price 8/. a sack, of Hermann le Swart of Sussalt, 
14 sacks and 16 nails of wool in 12 serplers, price 8^. 13s. 4c?. a sack, of 
Conrad (Conredi) atte Brok of G-rippeswold, and 10 sacks and 28 nails of 
wool of Tidemann atte Waye of Gripeswold, whereof 6 sacks and 48 nails 
are in 6 serplers, price 81. a sack, and 4 sacks and 32 nails are in 4 serplers, 
price 91. a sack, arrested by them in execution of the king's order to arrest 
goods of the men and merchants of the power of the count of Holland and 
Zeeland and of the towns of Cologne, Dortmond, Rikelynghous, Lubyk, 
Osenbrug', Menstre, Grippeswald, Sussalt, and Hamburgh to the value of 
230/., the balance of 300/. for the goods of William de Wyddeslade, citizen 
and merchant of London, loaded by him at Le Sclus in Flanders in a ship of 
Laurence PoUesson of Brabant, which were captured by malefactors of the 
count's power and of the aforesaid towns on the voyage to England near 
Wynterton, co. Norfolk, the king having caused goods of Hermann le 
Skippere, merchant of Almain, arrested by them in execution of his 
previous order, to the value of 70/. to be delivered to William, and the 
kiog ordered them not to arrest goods of the merchants of the Hanse of 
Almain in this realm and to restore any of their goods that they might have 
arrested : as John le Longe, alderman of the said merchants of the Hanse in 



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England, has testified before the king in chancery in William's presence 
that the aforesaid Hermann, Conrad, and Tydemann are and ought to be 
of the said Hanse. 

Oct. 22. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to pay to John de Ispania, the 

York. elder, to whom the king, on 20 December in the 10th year of his reign, 
committed for life the custody of the gate of Carlisle castle, receiving 
therefor \d. daily from the sheriif of the county, the arrears of his wages 
from the time of the sheriff's appointment, and to continue to pay the 
same. 

Oct. 10. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Tork. to be elected in place of William de Colewych, who is incapacitated by 
infirmity. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to provide amongst 
them from what lands of the king and in what places satisfaction may be 
made to the countess of Gloucester for the value of her dower of the lands 
lately granted by the king to David de Strabolgy, earl of Athole {Dathel'), 
and to cause them to be assigned to her, so that the said earl may hold the 
lands thus granted to him in full. By p.s. [5100.] 

Oct. 12. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

York. elected in place of John de Fletham, deceased. 

Oct. 10. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for that 

York. county to be elected in place of Hamo de Vileston, who is incapacitated by 
infirmity. 

Oct. 8. John son of Alexander de Peyntour, imprisoned in "Wyndesore castle for 

York. trespass of venison in Wyndesore forest, has letters to Ralph de Monte 

Hermerii, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, to bail him until the first 

assize. By p.s. 

Oct. 12. To John de Crumbwell, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 

York. who supplies his place. Order to deliver William de Bevercote, prebendary 
of Rampton in St. Mary's church, Suwell, imprisoned at Notyngham for a 
trespass in the forest of Shirewode, to twelve mainpernors who shall under- 
take to have him before the justices of Forest pleas in co. Nottingham to 
stand to right concerning the trespass. 

Oct. 13. John Tronkard Bythario, in the king's prison at Exeter for the death 

York. of John Stibba, slew the said John in self defence. He has letters to bail 
him until the first assize. 

Oct. 8. To Oliver de Burd[egala], constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to deliver 

York. to the king's chaplains celebrating in the chapel of the castle bread, wine, 
oil, and other small necessaries for divine service from Michaelmas last 
until next Michaelmas. 

Oct. 16. To Bartholomew de Badelesmere, constable of Bristol castle. Order to 

York. pay to John de Kemesyng', to whom the late king granted the custody of 

the gate of Lafiord in Bristol for life, receiving therefor 2d. a day for his 

maintenance from the constable of Bristol, any arrears of his wages for the 

time of Bartholomew's ofiice. 

Oct. 7. To the mayor, bailiffs, and whole community of the town of Southampton. 

York. Order not to disquiet the merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence 
by reason of the disputes between the mayor, bailiffs, and community and 
certain merchants [and] mariners of Venice coming to that town in galleys, 
and not to arrest their goods, chattels, or wares, but to treat them favour- 
ably in all things that pertain to the mayor, bailiffs, and community, so 



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long as they pay the due customs and other things that they ought to do, 
as the king has taken the merchants of the said society and their goods 
under his special protection. 

Oct. 20. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order to make 

York. partition into two parts of the lands whereof William de Nevill, tenant in 
chief, was seised in his demesne as of fee, taken into the king's hands by 
reason of his death, and to cause John de Hadergham and Nicholaa, 
daughter and heiress of the said William, to have seisin of her purparty as 
einesoy of the inheritance, as she has proved her age before the escheator 
and the king has taken her husband's homage for her purparty. By p.s. 

Oct. 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Roger 

York. Damory, late keeper of the castle and honour of Knaresburgh, in his ferni 
of the castle and honour, the sum of 55/. 4s. lie?., for which he has 
besought the king for allowance, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
John Mauleverer, Robert de Phimplon, and Richard de Aldeburgh that 
Roger expended the above sum when the castle was occupied by John de 
Lilleburn and his accomplices in making new engines and hoardings 
(Jmrdeicias) and repairing old ones for besieging the said John and his 
accomplices, and for carriage thereof from divers places to the siege, and in 
the wages and expenses of carpenters, masons, and other workmen repairing 
the said engines and hoardings. 

Oct. 20. To Henry de Shirokes, chamberlain of Caernarvan. Order to pay to the 

York. king's Serjeant Master Henry de EUerton, master of the king's works at 
Caernarvan, the arrears of his wages from the time of the chamberlain's 
appointment, and to continue to pay the same as heretofore. 

Oct. 25. To John de Crumbwell, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 

York. who supplies his place. Order to deliver to the prior and convent of 
Carlisle a tithe of the venison taken in the forest of Inglewode for this year, 
as they ought to have it. 

Oct. 23. To Ralph de Monte Hermerii, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent. Order 

York. to deliver Edward Cubbel, detained in the king's prison at Wyudesore for 

trespass of venison in Wyndesore forest, to twelve mainpernors who shall 

undertake to have him before the justices of Forest pleas in co. Berks when 

they come thither to stand to right concerning the said trespass. 

Oct. 20. To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

York. elected in place of Roger Gargevill, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Oct. 8. To the chamberlain of Caernarvan. Order to pay to John le Scot, a 

York. prisoner in Cruk castle, the arrears of his wages for the time that he has 
been in the castle, and to continue to pay the same during his stay thei'e, 
and also to pay his wages in coming to the king at York. 



Membrane 15. 

Oct. 20. To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

York. to be elected in place of William Loveday, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Oct. 22. To the bailiffs of the Tolbooth of the town of Lenne. Order to permit 

York. John Chamberleyn of Ely to take 100 barrels of ale from that port to 
foreign parts, upon his finding security not to take them to the Scotch 
rebels, the king having granted him permission to export so many barrels. 

ByC. 
The like to Nicholas de Fakenham of Lenn for 100 barrels. 



13 EDWARD ir. 161 



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Oct. 24. To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. Order 

York. to pay to Philip de Slane, of the order of Friars Preachers, who is sworn 

of the king's council of Ireland, 5 marks yearly for life, the king having 

granted that he shall receive that sum yearly at the exchequer of Dublin in 

consideration of his good service. ' 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to John 
de Castre in his account at the exchequer for the time when he was keeper 
of the castle of Carlisle the following sums, which he expended when 
keeper for the safe-guarding {salvacione) of the castle in repairing the 
great tower, turrets, engines, bridges and peel of the castle, as appears by 
an inquisition taken by Robert de Barton and Adam de Skelton : the wages 
of divers men covering a part of the nevv tower in the inner bailey of the 
castle with the king's lead, 6s. 8d. ; in repairing divers holes of the queen's 
chamber in the same bailey, and in repairing the gutters of the same chamber, 
22s.; in making anew a certain small engine in the said bailey, 20s. ; in 
repairing another engine in the same bailey, 13s. 4d. ; in repairing a great 
bretascbe near the great tower in the same bailey, 6s. 8d. ; in repairing the 
roof (cooperture) of the great hall in the outer bailey, and in roofing the 
great kitchen near the same hall, 36*. ; in laying {subposicione) of the joists 
in a chamber near the postern of the castle, 5.s. : in making a wooden stair 
{gradus) to ascend the great wall in the outer bailey, 4s. ; in mending the 
great paling on one side of the small garden without the outer bailey, 204'. ; 
in repairing a peel between the gardens of the castle and the town, 20s. ; in 
repairing the bridges and barriers of the gates of the castle, 13s. 4(f. ; in 
two cables (cablis) for two great engines, and in three cords called ' bridels ' 
for the same engines and for another engine, and in six cords for the shnga 
{fundis) of these engines made anew, 47s. ; in the stipends of divers men 
working timber for a chapel in the outer bailey of the castle, and for 
carriage of the same, 22s. id. 

Oct. 20. To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

York. elected in place of Robert de Syndlesham, whom the king has caused to be 
amoved from office because he is incapacitated by age. 

By the testimony of John de Foxle. 

Oct. 24. To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

York. be elected in place of William Loveday, who is insufficiently qualified. 

By the testimony of John de Canteb[rigge]. 

To Ralph de Crophull, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause dower 
to be assigned to Margery, late the wife of John de Ros of Ryngburgh, 
tenant in chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's- 
licence. 

Oct. 27. To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage of 

York. Laurence Lyggeard's in Raveneserod, and to restore the issues thereof, as it 
appears by inquisition taken by the escheator that one Hugh le Plekmaker, 
deceased, occupied a plot of land on the king's soil of Ravenesrod, in what 
manner or by what warrant being unknown, upon which he built a mes- 
suage, which the said Laurence now holds, and that it was never arrented 
to the king, for which reason the escheator took it into the king's hands : 
which reason the king deems insufficient. 

To Ralph de Monte Hermerii, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to 
him who supplies his place in the forest of Kyngeswode. Order to cause 
Queen Isabella to have 20 oaks fit for timber from that forest for the repair 
of her mills of Stok Neylaund, By K. 

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Oct. 28. To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

York. elected in place of Ralph de Chastiloun, who cannot attend to the duties of 
the ofBce, as he is continually occupied in the office of verderer in the forest 
of Wuchewode. 

To the taxors and collectors of the eighteenth in co. Lancaster. Order 
to supersede until further orders the taxation and levying of the eighteenth 
in that county, as the men of those parts have suffered so much from the 
incursions of the Scotch rebels that they are unable to pay the eighteenth 
from their goods. By C. 

IParl. Writs.'] 

Nov. 5. To the constable of Tikhill castle. Order not to distrain Hugh le 

York. Foulere of Misterton for his homage and fealty for the lands that he holds 
in chief of the king as of the manor of Gryngeleye, as the king has taken 
his fealty and respited his homage. 

Nov. 6. To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to cause a coroner to be elected for 

Y'ork. the isles of Sully, Enor, Braer, Bechiek, Agenois, and the isle of St. 
Nicholas, in place of John de Aet, deceased. 

Nov. 6. To the barons and chamberlains of the exchequer. Order to be intendent 

York. to Walter de Norwico in all things that pertain to the custody of the office 

of treasurer of the exchequer, as the king wills that he shall hold that 

office until otherwise ordained. By K. 

l^Parl. Writs.'] 

Nov. 6. To Roger de Mortuo Mari, justiciary, and to the treasurer of Ireland. 

York. Duncan Macgoffri has besought the king that whereas he is constable 
of the king's new castle of Mackynegan in Ireland at the king's will, 
lately because it seemed to the justiciary, treasurer, and others of the king's 
council in those parts that the usual fee of the office of constable aforesaid 
was too small, the town of Brecenileston, of the yearly value of 20 marks, was 
assigned to Duncan in aid of the custody of the castle in addition to the 
aforesaid fee, which town the king has given to Walter de la Pulle, the 
king would cause an assignment to be made to the said Duncan elsewhere 
in Ireland in recompence for the said town ; wherefore the king orders the 
justiciary and treasurer to cause some other assignment to be made to 
Duncan elsewhere in that land in addition to his fee, having regard to the 
time when the town was assigned to him and to the reason for its assign- 
ment to him, if they find that a like assignment is necessary for the safe 
keeping of the castle aforesaid. By C. 

Nov. 16. To the sheriffs of London. Order to arrest goods of the men and mer- 
York. chants of the power of the count of Flanders to the value of 1,000^., in part 
satisfaction for 1,505/. 13.s. 4:d., the value of the goods of Hamo de Chigge- 
well, William de Bodele, and Elias Petri, citizens of London, and of Hamo's 
ship called ' La Nicholas ' of London, etc., from which ship they were 
taken at Kynggesdoune between the ports of Sandwich and Dover by 
malefactors of the count's power, the count having failed to do justice to 
the said merchants, although repeatedly requested to do so by the king, and 
to keep safely the goods so arrested until the merchants have been satisfied 
for the above sum and for their damages or until further orders, certifying 
the king of their proceedings. The king has ordered the sheriff of Nor- 
folk and Suffolk to arrest goods in like manner to the value of 505/. 13s. 4rf. 

By C. 
Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. 



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1319. Membrane 15 — cont. 

Nov. 6. To the sheriffs of Loudon. Order to pay out of their ferm to the 

York. keeper of the king'.s leopard in the Tower 6^. a day for the maintenance of 

the leopard, and \\d. a day for his own wages from Michaelmas last until 

further orders. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause tallies of receipt to 
be levied at the exchequer and delivered to the abbot of Savigny, Richard 
de Baiocis, Ralph de Bulmere, Thomas de Bamburgh, clerk, and Hugh de 
Hoton, who have paid by the king's order to Henry Oggil, John de 
Galileie, and John de Eschet, squires-at-arms of the garrison of the town 
of Berwick-on-Tweed, in part payment of 46/. lis. Qd. due to Henry, 
John, and John from the king for the arrears of their wages for their 
sojourn in the garrison aforesaid and for recoinpence for a sore dappled 
liard horse appraised for the said John de Galileie and of a sore Hard 
horse with white hind feet appraised for the said Henry, lost in the king's 
service at Kelchou in May, in the 7th year of his reign, in company of 
Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, as appears by a bill under the seal of 
the chamberlain of Scotland in the possession of the said Thomas de Bam- 
burgh, the following sums due from them to the king : 5 marks from the 
abbot for a fine for contirmation of his charters ; 100*. from Richard de 
Baiocis for fine for pardon for the trespass committed by his wife Catherina 
in acquiring together with Walter de Mollesworth, her former husband 
certain tenements in Potteresherdwyk, held in chief of the king, and for 
entering them without the king's licence ; 5 marks from Ralph de Buhner 
of the 10 marks for fine for pardon for the trespass committed by Alice his 
wife in acquiring together with Walter de Eaucumberge, her former hus- 
band, the manor of Rise, which is held of the king in chief, and for enter- 
ing the same without the king's licence ; 10/. from Thomas de Bamburgh 
for a fine for custody of the lands in Bradeford that belonged to Thomas de 
Bradeford, tenant in chief; 4/. 18^. 2d. from Hugh de Hoghton of the 
100s. in which he .made fine for custody of two parts of a messuage and 
tn'o bovates of land, except 5 acres, in Southorp that belonged to Walter 
son of Peter atte See, tenant in chief: receiving the aforesaid bill from 
Thomas de Bamburgh and charging the same upon the chamberlain of 
Scotland for that time. By K. 

Membrane 14. 

Nov. 2. To the bailiffs of Ravenesrod. At the complaint of Adam Kyngesson of 

STork. York and Thomas de Whiteby of Beverley that whereas they and other 
merchants of the realm freighted a ship called ' la Nicholas ' of Kyngeston- 
on-Hull at La Scluse, and loaded her with cloth and other goods of the said 
Adam and Thomas to the value of 193/., for the purpose of bringing the 
same to Kyngeston to trade therewith, certain malefactors of the power of 
Robert, count of Flanders, attacked the men and mariners of the ship on 
her voyage to England, and invaded the ship, and slew the men and 
mariners, and carried off with them the ship and cargo, the king frequently 
wrote to the count requesting him to cause justice to be done to the said 
merchants; but the count has not yet done so, although frequently re- 
quested to do so by the attorney of the said merchants, as appears by the 
letters patent of the community of Kyngeston : wherefore the king orders 
the bailiffs to arrest goods and wares of the men and merchants of the 
count's power to the value of 100 marks, in part satisfaction of the above 
sum of 193/., and to keep them under arrest until the said merchants have 
been satisfied for the latter sum and for their damages, certifying the king 
of their proceedings and of the goods arrested in execution of this order. 

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The king has ordered the bailiffs of Yarmouth to arrest goods in like 
manner to the value of 100 marks. By C.- 

Oct. 24. To the same. At the suit of William de Warton, John de Lund, Walter 

Yort. de Kelsterne, William de Brustewik, Amandus de Ruda, Thomas Franceis, 

John de Appelgarth, John de Thoryn, John de Sigelesthorn, Simon de 
Holbek, William de Crauncewyk, John de Manneby, Thomas de Thurkilby, 
Nicholas de Ouseflet, Geoffrey de Humbercolt, Richard du Gard, and 
Gilbert Wadiator, burgesses and merchants of Beverley, and of other 
merchants of the realm that whereas they lately freighted three ships of 
Flanders atKyngeston-on-Hull, whose master-mariners were named William 
Petreson, Peter Bellard, and .John Westland of Flanders, and loaded the same 
with wool, hides, wool-fells, and other merchandise to the value of 4,000/. 
sterling to be taken to Flanders to trade therewith, certain armed male- 
factors of the power of the count of Flanders attacked the ships on the 
voyage to the Scheldt {l.asheld), and captured them, and took them and 
their cargoes to the count's land, the king wrote many times to the count 
requesting him to do justice to the aforesaid merchants ; but he did not do 
so, as the community of the town of Beverley have certified the king by 
letters under their common seal : whereupon the king ordered the aforesaid 
bailiffs to arrest goods of the men and merchants of Flanders to a ce."tain 
»um, towards the aforesaid goods, which were of the value of 2,024/., as 
appears by the aforesaid letters of the community of Beverley ; but the 
king afterwards ordered them to supersede the execution of the above order 
on account of a treaty between certain of the king's council and the count's 
envoys at York, which treaty was prorogued until St. Mary Magdalene 
before the king's council at Westminster : as the count sent neither envoys 
nor proctors at that date, nor excused himself in any way, and as the said 
William de Brustewik, who had 5 sacks and 8 stones of wool, price 55/. 
sterling, and 52 wool-fells, price ,"0/., a robe and two whole pieces of Pers 
cloth of Beverley, price 18/. sterling, and the said Thomas Franceis, who 
had 5 sacks and 24 stone of wool, price 59/. 4s. Od., and 164 wool-fells, price 
9/. 16s. Od., and Nicholas de Ouseflet, who had a sack and three stone of 
wool, price 11/. 12s. Od., and 432 wool-fells, price 26/. 8s. Od., and Gilbert 
Wadiator, who had four whole cloths of Beverley, price 28/. sterling, in the 
aforesaid ships, as appears by the certificate of the aforesaid community 
made by the king's order, have prayed the king to provide them with a 
remedy for the recovery of their goods, the king orders the aforesaid 
bailiffs to arrest goods of the men and merchants of the count's power to 
the value of 78/. sterling, in part satisfaction of the 238/. aforesaid, and to 
keep them safely until William, Thomas, Nicholas, and Gilbert have been 
satisfied for the aforesaid 238/. or until otherwise ordered, certifying the 
king of their proceedings herein. The king has ordered the bailiffs of 
Wyteby to arrest goods in like manner to the value of 80/., and the bailiffs 
of Scardeburgh to arrest goods in like manner to the value of 80/., in full 
payment of the aforesaid 238/. By C 

The like to the bailiffs of Grymesby to arrest goods to the value of 30/. 
for Richard du Gard, who had 2 sacks and 23 stone of wool, price 30/., in 
the aforesaid ships. 

To the bailiffs of Eaveuserod. At the complaint of his merchant Ralph 
de KirtiUington that whereas he loaded 10 sacks of wool in a ship cidled 
' Cretland' of Sliperdam in Flanders, the master whereof was called Willi.im 
Petirson, in the port of Hull, together with goods of certain other merchants 
of Beverley, certain malefactors of the power of Robert, count of Flanders, 
entered the ship near a place called ' la Shelde,' and took the said ten sacks, 
price 100/., together with other goods of the aforesaid merchants, and 
carried them away into the count's power, the king frequently requested the 



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Oct. 24. 
York. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 
count to cause justice to be done to the said Ralph; but he has not done so, 
as the community of the town of Kingeston-on-Hull have certiiied the king 
by theii' letters sealed with their seal : wherefore the king orders the 
bailiffs to arrest goods of the men and merchants of the count's power to the 
value of 40/., in part satisfaction of the above sum of 100/., certifying the 
king of their proceedings herein and of what goods they arrest in execution 
of this order. The king has ordered the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth to arrest 
goods in like manner to the value of 60/. By C. 

To the bailiffs of Grymesby. Like order to the one preceding the above 
to arrest goods of the men and merchants of the power of the count of 
Flanders to the value of 30/., and to safely keep the same until Richard deu 
Gard, who had two sacks and 23 stone of wool, price 30/., in the three ships 
above referred to, have been satisfied for that sum, or until further orders, 
certifying the king of their proceedings. By C. 



Nov. 6. 
York. 



Nov. 10. 
York. 



Nov. 15. 
Shelford. 



Nov. 12. 
Shelford. 



Nov. 6. 
York. 



Membrane 13. 

To the treasurer of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to take advice with 
some of the king's council at the said exchequer concerning the expenses 
to be allowed to brother Philip de Slane, of the order of Preachers, who is 
going to the Roman court upon the king's affairs, and to cause such ex- 
penses to be paid to him according to what shall seem good to their discre- 
tion. By C. 

To the taxors of the eighteenth in the Bast Riding of the county of 
York. Order to pay to John Dathy, constable of the king's castle of 
Cragfergus in Ireland, 30/. for the munition of that castle. By K. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. Order 
to pay to Duncan {Dungano) Mac Gofferri, knight, 12/., being the balance 
of 14/. for the wages of himself and his men-at-arms in his company on 
the sea between Ireland and Scotland in the 12th year of the king's reign, as 
appears by a bill under the seal of Roger de Northburgh, keeper of the 
wardrobe. By 0. 

To the bailiffs of the Tolbooth of Lenne. Order not to permit John le 
Chaumberleyn of Ely and Nicholas de Fakenham of Lenne to take 100 
barrels of ale each from that port without special order from the king, not- 
withstanding his late order to permit them to take that quantity to parts 
beyond sea upon their finding security not to take the same to the Scotch 
rebels, as the king is given to understand that the rebels are comforted and 
maintained by the Flemings, to whom the ale may be carried. 

To Roger de Mortuo Mari of Chirk, justice of Wales, and to Henry de 
Shiroks, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to ascertain whether the 
king ought and has been wont to repair the bridge of the great gate of the 
town of Kaernarvan, and to cause it to be repaired if they find that the 
king ought to repair it, as the burgesses of Kaernarvan have besought the 
king to cause it to be repaired. 

To the chamberlain of Kaernarvan. Order to provide. 200 quarters of 
corn, to wit wheat, barley, oats, pease, beans, or other sorts of corn, accord- 
ing to the advice of John Dathi, constable of Knocfergus castle in Ulster, 
and to cause the corn to be carried to that castle with all speed for the 
munition thereof. By K. 



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1319. 

Nov. 12. 
Shelford. 

Nov. 7. 
York. 



Nov. 14. 
Newark. 



Nov. 21. 
York. 



Nov. 6. 
York. 



Nov. 20. 
York. 



Nov. 22. 
York. 



Nov. 2.5. 
York. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 
To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 
of Rokyngham to be elected in place of John Doilly, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William Bonum, who is incapacitated by illness 
and infirmity. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause proclamation to he made that 
the king wills that the fairs at his manor of Wodestok, one in the feast of 
St. Mary Magdalene and the other at the feast of St. Matthew, both endur- 
ing for two days, shall be augmented by eight days before the feast and 
eight days after. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Savernak to be elected in the place of Adam Barbost, who is incapacitated 
by blindness. 

To Stephen de Abyndon, taker of the wines of the right prise at South- 
ampton. Order to cause the abbot and monks of King's Beaulieu to have a 
tun of wine of the right prise at Southampton for this year, in accordance 
with the grant of Henry III. 

To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the barons of the 
exchequer. Order to examine the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, 
and to acquit the minorite nuns of St. Clare without Aleg.ate of 106.S. 8rf. 
for their goods in the bishopric of Coventry and Lichfield for the tenth for 
two years imposed by pope Clement V. and granted by him to the king and 
to his father, and 8 marks for the tenth for three years likewise imposed 
by the said pope and granted to the king, if they find that these sums are 
exacted from them by summons of the exchequer, as the nuns of tliis order 
are exempt by papal grant from the payment of tenths from their posses- 
sions and goods, as appears by the letters with bulls of pope Boniface VIIL, 
which .the king has seen. 

To the dean of Arches, London, and to his commissary. Notification 
that he may proceed in the cause before him concerning the right of pre- 
sentation to the church of Albrighton between Simon de Cranesle, clerk, 
presented by John la Warre, and W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, 
notwithstanding the king's late prohibition of his admitting any one to the 
said church until it were discussed in the king's court whether the advow- 
son pertained to the king or to the said John, the king having previously 
presented .John de Merton, clerk, to the aforesaid bishop, as the king learns 
that the presentation does not pertain to him upon this occasion. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of William Lillebon, who is negligent in his office, per- 
mitting the bodies of men found in that county to become corrupt (fetare) 
before he will exercise his office upon them. 

To the taxors and collectors of the eighteenth in the West Riding of the 
county of York. Order to supersede until further orders the levying of 
the eighteenth of the goods of Eleanor, late the wife of Henry de Percy, 
and her men and tenants of the towns of SpoSord, Wetherby, Lynton, 
Lethelay, Kerby, Kirkeby, Gisburn in Cravene, Setil, Gikelswik, Ickelay, 
Westby, Staynford, Langclif, and Routhewell, as Eleanor has given the 
king to understand, for herself, her men and tenants, that the said towns 
were burnt by the Scots rebels and the goods and chattels of the men of 
the aforesaid towns partly destroyed and partly stolen, so that they canQOt 



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1319. Membrane 13 — cont. 

pay the taxation of the said tenth of those goods. The taxors and collectors 
are to make a taxation of the eighteenth of their gooda there remaining. 
iFcedera; Pari. Writs.'] B/ K. and C. 

The like to the taxors and collectors in the North Kiding for the said 
Eleanor, her men and tenants of the towns of Topclif, Neuby, Carleton, 
Cristwayt, Astenby, Kirkelevyngton, Disford, and Renyngton. [/Airf.j 

The like to the taxors and collectors in the North Eiding for John de 
Merkingfeld and Richard de Kirkebride for themselves, their men and 
tenants of the town of Eryum, etc. [/6«rf.] 

The like to the same taxors for Andrew de Merkingfeld and the men of 
the town of Scurveton. \^Ibid.~\ 

The like to the same taxors for John de Kllvyngton and the men of the 
towns of Suthkilvyngton and Suthotrington, with proviso ' if it be as 
stated.' [Ibid.'] 

The like to the same collectors for the abbot of Fountains, the men and 
tenants of the towns of Kirkebywysk, Neusum, Melmorby, Raynyngton, 
Disford, Aynderby, Eukeby, Pikal, etc. [/Sic?.] 

The like to the taxors in the West Riding for the said abbot, the men 
and tenants of the towns of Riggeton, Staynburgh, and Rippelay. [/6«c?.] 

The like to the same for the men of the towns of Sedbergh in Lones- 
dale. Burton, Thornton, Twysilton, Ingelton, Crlapham, Austewik, and 
Bentham. '[Ibid.'] 

The like to the taxors in the North Riding for Hugh de Miton and the 
men of the towns of Maunby, Solbergh, Neuby-on-Wysk, and Kirtlington. 
llbid.'] 

The like to the same for John de Haneby and the men of the towns of 
North Alverton, Broumpton, Romundeby, Thornton in Vivar[io], Navyng- 
ton, Berghby, Sourby, North Kilvyugton, Thornton-in-the-Strede, North- 
otrington, Bretteby, Sigston, Thymelby, Hoton, Little Smytheton, Hornby, 
and Grisby, and Osmunderlaie. \_lbid.] 

The like to the same for the abbot of Fountains for himself and his 
tenants of the towns of Northcouton, Kirkebywysk, Neusom, Melmorby, 
Disford, Raynyngton, Sutton, Hongrave, Sandhoton, Skipton-on-Swale, 
Neuton-on-Swale, Rokeby, Fikal, Aynderby, and Thornton-on-the-Moor. 
llbid.] 

The like to the taxors in the West Riding for the abbot and his tenants 
of the towns of Riggeton, Staynburn, Rippeleye, and Graston. \_Ibid.] 

The like to the taxors in the North Riding for the men and tenants of 
the town of Kirkeby-on-the-Moor near Miton. [Ibid.] 

Nov. 21. To Roger de Horseleye, constable of Baumburgh castle. Order to per- 

York. mit the tenants of Shoston and Sunderland to have respite until further 
orders for the ferm of their lands in those towns and for other charges 
incumbent upon them by reason of the aforesaid lands, the king having 
respited the same in consideration of their damages and grievances suffered 
by the frequent incursions of the#Scotch rebels in those parts. 

Nov. 24. To the taxors and collectors of the eighteenth_inrthe North Riding of 

york, the county of York. Order to supersede until further orders the levying 
of the eighteenth of the goods and chattels of Margaret Saer and her men 
in the manor of Wellebury, and to make a taxation of their goods therein, as 
the eighteenth ought not to be taxed of their goods and chattels at present 
because their goods and chattels in the said manor are wholly destroyed and 
consumed by the Scotch rebels, by whom divers of their beasts have been 
stolen and carried away. By K. 



168 CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



\^\Q MSMBRANE 12. 

Nov. 21. To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the barons of the 
York. exchequer. Order to allow to tlie citizens of Chichester, co. Sussex, and to 
Henry de Oobham what they have paid to William de Monte Acuto for 
Easter and Michaelmas terms last in execution of the king's order to pay to 
the said William 36^. of the ferm of the city and the 38/. 6s. 8rf. of the 50/. that 
Henry renders yearly for the ferm of the city of Rochester and the custody of 
the castle of the same, with its wards and appurtenances in co. Kent, the king 
having granted these sums yearly to the said William for life on 1 December, 
in the 12th year of his reign. 

Nov. 24. To the sheriffs of London. Order to arrest goods of the men and mer- 

York. chants of the power of the count of Flanders and of the community of that 
land to the value of 300/., in part satisfaction of 392/., the value of 43 tuns 
and 12 pipes of wine belonging to Arnald Dosynghon, citizen of Bazas 
{Vasates'), which were captured by John Crabbe and other malefactors of 
Flanders near the Isle of Thanet in the ship called ' Bona Navis ' of La 
Strode (as in this Calendar, 10 Edward II., p. 387), and to the value of 
100 marks for his damages, and to keep the same safely until Arnald have 
been satisfied tor the above sums or until otherwise ordered, certifying the 
king of their proceedings. The king has ordered the sheriff of Norfolk and 
Suffolk to arrest goods to the value of the remaining 92/. 

To the sheriff of Lincolu. Like order to arrest goods of the men and 
merchants aforesaid in his bailiwick, except in Boston fair, to the value of 
286/. sterling, in part satisfaction of 396/., the value of the 43 tuns and 
13 pipes of wine of Aymer de Insula, citizen of Bordeaux, captured as 
above, and of 100 marks for his damages. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to arrest goods of the men and mer- 
chants aforesaid to the value of 303/. 13s. Orf. (sic), and to cause them to 
be kept safely until Gauc[elin] Pag[ani] and Eejmund his brother have been 
satisfied for that sum, the value of 45 tuns and 1 pipe of wine, which are 
appraised at 253/. (sic), and for 30/. 14s. Od., their portion of the sura of 
80/. for damages, which wine was captured at Les Dunes near Sandwich by 
malefactors of the count's power in a ship called ' La Mariote ' of Goseford, 
whereof Richard Paynswayn was master (as in this Calendar, 10 Edward 
II., p. 385). 
Dec. 1. To the sherifE of Oxford. Order to cause Thomas sou of Giles de 

York. Berkele to have seisin of a mill in Saltford near Chepyng Norton, as it 
appears by inquisition that John le Walkere, who was hanged for felony, 
held the same of Thomas, and that it has been in the king's hands for a 
year and a day, aud that John de Croxford, late sub-escheator in that 
county, and Richard de Foxcote, sub-escheator at the time of the inquisi- 
tion, had the king's year, day, and waste thereof, and ought to answer to 
the kine for the same. 

To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with two parts of the manors of Lutleton, Knyhtrton, 
and Wolbedyng', and with certain lands in Hamptonet and Pinkhurst, and 
with the manors of Okhangre and Westworldham, aud to restore any issues 
received therefrom to John Bernard, parson of the church of Wermeret, 
and Ralph de Bokkyng', saving to the king the homage, fealty, and other 
services due to him for the lands held of him, as it was lately found by 
inquisitions taken by the escheator that John Paynel was seised at his 
' death in his demesne as of fee of two parts of the manor of Wolbedynge and 
of a messuage, 106 acres of land, and 2 acres of meadow in Hamptonet, and 
of a messuage, a carucate of land, and 6/. of yearly rent in Pynghurst, and 
of a third part of a messuage, 90 acres of land, 6 acres meadow, and 24s. of 
yearlj' rent in Bodeham near Pettewcrtb, co. Sussex, and of certain lands in 



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Okhangre and Worldham, co. Southampton, and of two parts of the manors 
of Lutleton and Knytteton, co. Wilts, and that Matilda, daughter of the said 
John, whom Nicholas de Upton married, is his nearest heir and aged 
30 years, and that John held of the king in chief at his death the aforesaid 
two parts of the manor of Wolbeddyngg by knight service and the aforesaid 
lands in Ochangre by the service of maintaining a bridge in the town of 
Okhangre, and the aforesaid lands in Wordlham {sic) as of the king's manor 
of Aulton, which is in the hands of Queen Isabella, by the service of rendering 
9s. yearly to the said manor and of doing suit to the hundred of Aulton 
from three weeks to three weeks, and two parts of the manor of Lutleton by 
the service of 'IQs. to be paid yearly to the castle of Dyvises ; and after- 
wards, upon the complaint of the aforesaid John Bernard and Ralph do 
Bokkyng' that they had been enfeofied by the aforesaid John Paynel long 
before his death of the aforesaid tenements and with the king's licence so 
far as concerns those held in chief, asserting that they have the king's letters 
of licence and John Paynel's charter of i'eoffment to them and other 
evidences, and that they were in peaceful seisin thereof for two years 
during John Paynel's life and for a month after his death, and that the 
escheator had amoved them thence by colour of the king's order, the king 
ordered the escheator to take an inquisition concerning the above in the 
presence of Nicholas and Matilda and of John Bernard and Ralph, if they 
chose to attend; by which inquisition it is found that John Paynel in April, 
in the 10th year of the king's reign, enfeoffed the said John Bernard and 
Ralph of the said two parts of the manors of Lutleton and Knyghteton, 
CO. Wilts, and in the same month and year enfeoffed them of the aforesaid 
two parts of the manor of Wolbeddyng'and of the lands, etc., in Hamptonet 
and Pynkhurst, and in the same month and year enfeoffed them of the said 
manors of Okhangre and Westworldham, and that they, having obtained 
the king's licence for the tenements held of him, continued their seisin 
thereof from the said month of April until the death of the said John 
Paynel, to wit for a year and a half and more, and for about a month after 
his death until they were amoved by the escheator, and the aforesaid John 
Bernard and Ralph were not enfeoffed of the said third part of a mes- 
suage, 90 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow, and 24s. of yearly rent in 
Bodeham near Petteworth. He is ordered to retain in the king's hands the 
tenements in Bodeham. 

Nov. 6. To John de Wysham, keeper of the castle and honour of Knaresburgh. 

York. Order to pay, out of the ferm of the castle and honour, to twenty footmen 

staying in the castle for its defence their wages to wit 2rf. a day each, for 

so long as they shall stay there or until further orders. By K. 

Dec. 3. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

York. to be elected in place of Richard de Cumpton,who is insufficiently qualified. 

Dec. 1. To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. At the complaint of Hugh le 

York. Taverner of Kyngeston-on-Hull that whereas he had loaded at Le Sluse in 
Flanders a ship belonging to him and Geoffrey de Sprotteley called ' La 
Nicholas ' of Kyngeston-on-Hull with cloth and other goods of his to the 
value of 481. 6s. 8d., in order to bring the same to Kyngestou-on-HuU to 
trade there with the same, certain malefactors of the power of Robert, count 
of Flanders, attacked and slew the men and mariners in the ship whilst 
sailing to England, and took the ship and goods with them to the port of 
Swyn {del Swyn), the king frequently requested the count to cause justice 
to be done to Hugh ; but he has not done so, as appears by the letters 
patent of the community of the town of Kyngeston-on-Hull under their 
common seal : wherefore the king orders the bailiffs to arrest goods of the 
men and merchants of the count's power to the value of 58/. 6«. 8d., at 



no CALENDAK OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1319. Membrane 12 — cont. 

which Hugh's goods and his portion of the ship are appraised, and to detain 
them until Hugh have been satisfied for that sum and his damages or until 
otherwise ordered, certifying the king of their proceedings and of the goods 
arrested by them. By C. 

Dec. 7. To the siierifE of Cambridge. Order to supersede the execution of the 

York. king's order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of 

William Loveday, as the king now learns upon trustworthy testimony that 

William is fit and sufiicient for the office. By K. 



Membrane 11. 

Dec. 4. To the bailiffs of Eaveneserod. Whereas Adam le Clerk of Lenne, mer- 

Yorls. chant, caused a ship of his called ' Le Plente ' of Lenne, price 100/. 
sterling, to be laden in the parts of Poitou (Poytou) with salt of Poitou, 
lampreys of Nauntes, and certain bales of Bugge, and other his goods, to 
the value of 200Z., in order to take the same to St. Johnstown of Perth, in 
Scotland, Henry de Kikelynghouse and other malefactors of the towns of 
Grippeslond (sic), Strallessound, and Lubike robbed the ship on her voyage 
ou the coast between Great Yarmouth and Blakenaye, and slew many men 
found in her, and carried her away with them to Aberden in Scotland, and 
there sold the goods, robes, and clothes of the aforesaid men, and afterwards 
took the ship with them to Strallessound ; whereupon the king requested the 
schoffen and men of the said towns of Grippeswold, Strallessound, and 
Lubike to hear Adam's complaint, and to cause satisfaction to be made to 
him; but although Geoffrey atte Feld,his attorney in this behalf, delivered , 
the king's letters to them and prayed for justice, they did nothing in the 
matter, as appears by letters patent under the seal of the community of the 
city of London; whereupon the king ordered the said bailiffs to arrest goods 
of the men and merchants of the aforesaid towns, except the merchants who 
are of the German Hanse of London and their goods, to the value of 200Z. ; 
in execution whereof they arrested a ship of Hermann de Hamme, master 
of his ship of Lubik, with its tackle to the value of 10/., and stockfish 
{durum piscern), ' bukefelle,' and hides of Simon de Minstre, merchant 
of Lubik. to the value of 20/., and stockfish of Bernard Elourhyn, mer- 
chant of Lubik, to the value of 40/., and stockfish and hides of Ludolph 
Canfeld, merchant of Lubike, to the value of 27/., and stockfish, 'bukfeld ' 
and hides of Christian de Celle, merchant of Lubike, to the value of 60/., 
and oil of Albred de Celle, merchant of Lubike, to the value of 60s., and 
liides of Everard Pape, merchant of Lubike, to the value of 7Qs., as appears 
by their return; and the said Ludolph and Albred have appeared in chan- 
cery, for themselves and their fellows, and have asserted that they are of 
the Hanse aforesaid, and that their goods had been unjustly arrested, Adam 
by his attorney alleging the contrary ; concerning which the king proposes 
to consider further what should be done ; whereupon he ordered them to 
restore their goods to the said merchants if they found sufficient security to 
answer to Adam for the 16.3/. 10*. Ot?.,the estimated value of the said goods, 
if it be found that they ought to answer to him therefor ; but nothing has 
hitherto been done in this respect ; whereupon the king afterwards in chan- 
cery gave a day to the aforesaid parties in the Parliament summoned at 
Tork in the octaves of St. Hilary next : as the said merchants have found 
mainpernors before the king in chancery, to wit John Rotenheryng of 
Kynge,^ton-on-Hull, Richard de la Pole of the same, William de Barton of 
the same, and Nicholas de Catton of York, to answer to Adam for the said 
163/. lOs. Od. if it be considered by the king's court that the money ought 



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1319. Membrane 11 — cont. 

to be delivered to him, the king now orders the bailiffs to restore their goods 
to the aforesaid merchants. 

Dec. 5. To the same. Order to arrest goods of the men and merchants of the 

York. aforesaid towns, except merchants of the Hanse as aforesaid, to the value 

of 36Z. \0s. Qd., in addition to the goods specified in the preceding order, 

and to cause them to be liept safely until the said Adam have been satisfied 

for that sum, the balance due to him beyond the said 163Z. 10*. Qd. 

Dec. 8. To John de Wysham, constable of Knarresburgh castle. Order to cause 

York. the houses of the castle and the pool and mills and the palings of the king's 

park there to be repaired out of his ferra by the view of men of those parts. 

Dec. 8. To the same. Order to take such leafless oaks, uprooted stems, and dry 

[York. wood in the chace of the honour of Knarresburgh as shall be necessary for the 

maintenance of the king's iron-mine there ; provided that he do not fell 

oaks or other trees on this account. 

Dec. 3. To the bailiffs of Bavenserord. At the complaint of John de Bedeford, 

York. burgess of Kyngeston-on-Hull, that whereas he caused his ship called 

' La Godier' of Hull, value 40/., to be laden with divers of his goods to the 
value of 60/. at Kyngeston-on-Hull in order to carry the same to Newcastle- 
on-Tyne, to trade there with the same, and the ship whilst on her voyage 
was driven by contrary winds to the port of Sallei in the power of the king 
of Norway, one Suar de Houseby, knight of the power of the said king, 
entered the ship with other malefactors and ejected therefrom by force and 
arms William Broun, the master, and his fellows, and took and carried away 
the ship and cargo, the king requested the king of Norway to cause justice 
to be done to the said John ; but he has not done so, as appears by the 
letters patent of the community of Kyngeston-on-Hull : wherefore the king 
orders the bailiffs to arrest goods of the men and merchants of the power of 
the king of Norway to the value of the said 100/., at which the ship and 
cargo are appraised, and to detain tlie same until John have been satisfied 
for that sum and for his damages or until further orders, certifying the 
king of their proceedings and of the goods arrested by them. By C. 

Nov. 28. To the sheriffs of London. At the complaint of Perotta Brune of Solers 

York. {Solar'), citizen of Bordeaux, by Arnald de Ispannia, her proctor in this be- 

half, that whereas she sent a ship of hers laden with 192 tuns of wine, price 
550/. sterling, to Flanders for the purposes of trade before the war between 
the king of France and the count of Flanders and the count's subjects, the 
burgomasters, ec/ievins, and consules of Bruges in Flanders violently carried 
away from her servants all her said wines in the pert of Dam {del Dam), 
where the ship arrived, the king requested the burgomasters, echevins, and 
consules and, upon their default, the count of Flanders to cause justice to be 
done to Perrota in this beh.alf, and it was agreed in a treaty between certain 
of the king's council and certain envoys of the count in parliament at West- 
minster, in the 8th year of the king's reign, that what had been put or 
ought to have been put into execution for the reform of damages committed 
by the king's and the count's subjects upon each other should be executed, and 
the aforesaid Arnald in Perrota's name, personally before the king's council 
there and in the presence of the count's envoys, proved by public instru, 
ments and otherwise that the wine aforesaid was taken from Arnald's 
custody in the aforesaid port by the echevins and consules of Bruges, and that 
the count, the burgomasters, echevins, and consules had failed to do j ustice 
therefor ; on which account the said matter was reputed clear to be further 
executed : wherefore the king orders the sheriffs to arrest goods of the mea 



172 CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1319. Membrane 11 — cont. 

and merchants of the count's power to the value of 300/., and to detain the 
same until Perrota or her said attorney have been satisfied for that sum, in 
part satisfaction of the aforesaid 550/. and of 200/., at which sum the king 
has caused her damages to be taxed, or until further orders, certifying the 
king of their proceedings and of the goods an-ested by them. The king 
has ordered the sheriff of York to arrest goods in like manner to the value 
of 200/., and the sheriff of Lincoln to arrest goods to the value of 100/., 
and the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk to arrest goods to the value of 150/., 
excepting goods in Boston fair. By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. At the complaint of Ex)bert son of Ealph de 
Burton Stathre, merchant, that whereas he caused nine serplers of wool of 
Lindesey, price 90/. sterling, and 10/. of money to be loaded at Kyngeston- 
on-Hull in ships of William Petresone and Peter Bellard, for the purpose 
of carrying the same to Flanders to trade there with the same, certain 
malefactors of the power of the count of Flanders took the said wool and 
money on the sea between Eaveneser and Great Yarmouth, and carried the 
same to the count's power, the king requested the count to cause justice to 
be done to the said Ealph ; but he has not done so, as appears by the testi- 
mony of the community of Kyngeston-on-HuU by their letters patent : 
wherefor the king orders the sheriff to arrest goods of the men and mer- 
chants of Flanders, except in Boston fair, to the value of the said 100/. and 
of 40/., at wliich Ealph's damages are taxed, and to detain the same until 
Ealph have been satisfied for that sum or until further orders, certifying 
the king of his proceedings herein. By C. 

1320. 

Jan. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Simon 

York. Ward 150 marks of the 100 marks yearly granted to him by the king on 
3 June, in the 8th year of his reign, in consideration of his good service, to 
wit for Easter term in the 11th year of the king's reign, and for Michael- 
mas and Easter terms in the 12th year, out of the debts due from him for 
the time when he was sheriff of York. By K. 



_ „-, f^ Membrane 10. 

Dec. 7. To the sheriffs of London. At the complaint of Henry le Palmer, 

York. Eobert Youn, Alan atte Warfe, and Thomas Tuk, merchants, that they 
lately freighted at Leyburn a ship called ' La Swalewe ' of London, and 
loaded her with 25 tuns and 7 pipes of wine, canvas, linen cloth, and other 
their goods for the purpose of carrying the same to Loudon, and sent her 
thus laden towards England, certain malefactors of the power of the count 
of Flanders lying m wait for her assaulted and slew the mariners of the 
said ship on the coast near land between Mergate and Eecolvere, where the 
ship was anchored, and carried off the ship and cargo with them to the 
port of Le Swyne ; whereupon the king ordered the sheriff of Kent to 
make enquiry concerning the matter ; whereby it was found that the ship 
and her tackle, price 200 marks sterling, whereof John Grigge was master, 
laden with 25 tuns and 7 pipes of wine, price 171/. sterling, price of a 
tun 6/., canvas, linen cloth, and other goods to the value of 24/. sterling, 
and with silver cups, beds, robes, and armour of the mariners and mer- 
chants, together with all small necessaries of the mariners, price 30/. 
sterling, to wit 9 tuns of the said Henry, 16 tuns and 7 pipes of wine, canvas, 
linen cloth, and other goods of the said Alan, Eobert, and Thomas, were 
taken into the count's power, and that certain malefactors of the count's 
power attacked and slew the master and mariners of the ship on the coa.st 



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1319. Membrane 10 — cont. 

aforesaid, and took and carried away the ship and cargo and 60/. sterling 
to Le Swyne within the count's power, to the damage of the aforesaid mer- 
chants of 100/. in addition to the above sums ; whereupon the king re- 
quested the count to cause justice to be done to the said merchants ; but he 
has done nothing in the matter, as appears by the count's letters of excuse and 
by the letters testimonial of the mayor and community of the city of London ; 
wherefore the king orders the sheriffs to arrest goods of the count's men 
and merchants to the value of 1 18/. Qs. 8d., in part payment of 418/. 6*. So?., 
the value of the ship, wine, money, and other goods, and of 100/. for the 
estimated damages, and to detain the same until the merchants have been 
satisfied for the first-named sum or until further orders, certifying the king 
of their proceedings in this matter. The king has ordered the sheriff of 
Kent to arrest goods in like manner to the value of 100/. ; the sheriff of 
Suffolk to arrest goods to the value of 100/. ; the sheriff of Southampton to 
arrest goods to the value of 100/. ; and the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth to 
arrest goods to the value of 100/. By C. 

Dec. 24. To John de Cromwell, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 

York. who supplies his place in the forest of Ingelwode. Order to cause the 

king's clerk Hugh de Burgh to have six oaks tit for timber in that forest of 

the king's gift. By K. 

Dec. 26. To Oliver de Burdeg.ala, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to 

York. pay to Roger de Wyndesore, keeper of both gates of the castle, 4{/. a day ; 
to Roger do Wyndesore, one of the viewers of the king's works, 2c?. a day ; 
to Alexander le Peyntur, another viewer of the king's works, 2c?. a day ; to 
four watchmen of the castle, 2c/. a day each ; to Adam the gardener of the 
garden without the castle, 2\d. a day ; being their wages and stipends 
Irom Michaelmas last until Michaelmas next. 

Dec. 24. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause proclamation to be made in his 

York. county [court] that the king wills that a market shall be held every week on 

Thursday at his manor of Middelton, in that county, and a fair of four 

days there yearl}' on the eve and day of St. Margaret and two following 

days, the manor being in the hands of Queen Isabella. 

1320. 

Jan. 3. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to John de Yakesle, keeper of the 

York. king's tents, the wages of himself and of Robert de Guldeford and John 

Fynche, his fellows, to wit 6c/. a day for himself and 4c?. a day each for his 

fellows, together with the arrears of the same from the time of the sheriff's 

appointment, and to continue to pay the same. 

Jan. 5. John le Warner of Dodyngton, in the king's prison of Lincoln for the 

York. death of Benedict de Broundishe, chaplain of Cathorp, has letters to the 
sheriff of Lincoln to bail him until the first assize. 

Jan. 1. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 

York. intermeddle further with the lands that William de Dene held at his death 
of other lords than the king, retaining in the king's hands the lands that 
he held of the king, as it appears by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
he held certain lands in chief by the service of \0s. yearly to be paid at 
Newenham to the constable of St. Briavels castle for all service, and certain 
lands in Little Dene in chief by the yearly service of Qd. to the exchequer, 
and that he held no other lands of the king in chief at his death by reason 
whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he 
held divers other lands of other lords by knight service, by which inquisi- 
tion it was found that Joan and Isabella, William's daughters, are his 
nearest heirs, and that Joan is aged 5 years and Isabella was aged one 
month on 8 May last. 



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1320. Membrane 10 — cont. 

Jan. 2. To the same. Order to deliver to Isabella, late the wife of the aforesaid 

York. William, mother of the aforesaid heiresses, William's lauds and the issues 
thereof from the time of his death for the use of the heiresses. 

Jan, G. To the bailiffs of the Tolbooth of Bishop's Lenne. Order to permit 

York. Geoffrey de Ketleston to take from that port 100 tuns of wine to parts 

beyond sea, upon his finding security not to take the same to the Scotch 
rebels, the king having granted him permission to export that quantity. 

By p.s. 
Jan. 6. To the sheriif of Hereford. Order to resume in the king's hands all 

York. the lands iu the suburbs of the city of Hereford that the king had of the 
feoffment of Philip le Waleys, clerk, and to keep the same until further 
orders, the lands being in the hands of the Friars Preachers, to whom the 
king lately granted them in order to build a new house for their habita- 
tion. 

Jan. 8. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to deliver to Alice de Leygrave, 

York. mother of Cicely, wife of John de Chaucoumbe, the 100/. of the issues of 
that county that the king granted to the said John and Cicely in aid of 
their marriage to buy lands therewith, in consideration of their good ser- 
vice to the king and queen, as the king wills that the money shall be de- 
livered to Alice to be kept by her until lands may be provided therewith. 

By p.s. [5158.] 

Jan. 9. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Whereas the king granted to Henry 

York. de Bello Monte and Alice his wife for his good service, with the assent of 
the prelates, earls, barons, and other proceres in parliament at York in a 
month from Easter last, that the manors of Thoresweye, Styveton, and 
Lyndewode, co. Lincoln, and the advowson of the church of the manor of 
Kaylesthorp, in the same county, together with the king's free court in the 
city of Lincoln, which were formerly owned by Stephen de Baiocis and 
which Isabella de Vescy, the king's kinswoman, holds for her life by the 
king's grant, should remain after Isabella's death to the said Henry and 
Alice, and the heirs of the body of Henry, together with the knights' fees, 
advowsons of churches, and other appurtenances of the aforesaid manors 
and court, and with the knights' fees pertaining to the manor of Kayles- 
thorp, to hold of the chief lords of the fees by the same services as Stephen 
held them by, with provision that if Henry died without an heir of his body, 
then they should revert to the king after the death of Isabella, Henry, and 
Alice ; and Peter de Eabaya has asserted in his petition before the king 
and his council in parliament that a judgment of the barony of Bayeux 
was rendered before the late king, whereby it was considered that a moiety 
of the barony should remain to the late king and the other moiety to 
Matilda de Babayn, mother of Peter, whose heir he is, the process of which 
judgment the king has caused to come before him, and Peter has prayed 
the king to cause the judgment to be executed; and the king, under- 
standing the premises by inspection of the process aforesaid, has granted to 
the .said Isabella that she may render to Peter for his part of the aforesaid 
manors, etc., the manors of Waye Bayhous and Pudle, co. Dorset, and all 
the knights' fees and advowsons of churches that are of the said barony in 
that county and in co. Northampton, and the said manor of Kaylesthorp, 
CO. Lincoln, excepting the advowson of the church of the manor and the 
knights' fees pertaining to the manor, and has granted to Peter licence to 
receive the same; and Henry and Alice and the aforesaid Peter have 
besought the king to deliver to them the charters, fines, deeds, and muni- 
ments touching the aforesaid manors, courts, lands, fees, and advowsons 
that are in the treasury for safe keeping : wherefore the king orders 
the treasurer and chamberlains to examine the said charters, etc., and to 



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deliver to Henry and Alice tliose relating to the manors, etc., granted to 
them, and to deliver to Peter those relating to the manors, etc., iield by him ; 
provided that in case of Henry's death without an heir of his body, the 
charters, etc., relating to the manors, etc., granted to him and Alice shall 
be restored to the king in the treasury. By K. 



Membrane 9. 

Jan. 11. To the bailiffs of Lenne. Order to permit John Chaumberlayn of Ely to 

York. take 200 barrels of ale from that port to parts beyond sea, upon his finding 

security not to take the ale to the Scotch rebels, as the king has granted 

to the said John permission to export the above quantity at the request of 

Aymer de Valencia, earl of Warwick. By p.s. 

Jan. 11. To Ralph de Crophull, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

York, meddle further with the lands of John de Boyvill, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as it appears by inquisition taken by the escheator that he held at 
his death no lands in chief of the king by reason whereof the custody of his 
lands ought to pertain to the king. 

Jan. 22. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Oliver de Sambuce, yeoman of 

York. the king's chamber, the arrears of his wages as keeper of the king's pond 

of Fosse, the custody whereof the king granted to him for life, on 

6 November, in the 12th year of his reign, receiving therefor 6d. a day 

from the sheriff of York, and to continue to pay the same. 

Jan. 22. To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the barons of the 

York. excliequer. Order to cause the exchequer to be transferred to Westminster, 
together with the rolls, tallies, memoranda and other things pertaining 
thereto and the rolls of the Bench, as the king wills that the exchequer 
shall be transferred thither and held there on the morrow of the close of 
Easter, and to attermine until then all pleas touching the exchequer 
according to the exigency of the pleas and their discretion. By p.s. [5172.] 
[Pari. Writs.} 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to adjourn to Westminster until 
the quinzaine of Ea-ster and afterwards the parties pleading before them 
according to the exigencies of the pleas and their discretion, as the king 
wills that the Bench shall be transferred to Westminster so that it be there 
in the quinzaine of Easter. By p.s. [5172.] 

{Ibid.] 

Jan. 28. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

York. elected in place of John de Bykebury, who is unfit for the office. 

To the same. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in 
place of John de Fillye, who is incapacitated by age. 

Jan. 26. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the head of the water of Eosse 

York. near York castle to be blocked up and repaired by the view and testimony 

of Robert Meek, Nicholas Sauser, and Robert son of David, citizens of 

York. By K. 

Feb. 3. To Thomas son of John, earl of Kildare, John Aa Byrmyngham, earl of 

Clipston. Louethe, Arnald le Poer, and John Wogan. Order not to intermeddle 

with enquiring what men of Ireland of the king's allegiance aided and 

counselled Edward de Brus and his accomplices during their late invasion 

of Ireland, when the said Edward caused himself to be crowned king of 



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1320. Membrane 9 — cont. 

that land, notwithstanding their late appointment as justices by the king to 
enquire into the above and to hear and determine the seditions, etc., 
aforesaid. By K. 

\_Fcedera.'\ 

Jan. 26. To the keeper of the treasur[y] and chamberlains. Order to cause 

York. allowance to be made to the prior of St. Katherine's without Lincoln, sub- 

collector of the current tenth, for 100/., if they find that, as he alleges, 
John, late bishop of Winchester, the king's late treasurer, compelled the 
prior to make payment a second time of the 100/. that he paid out of 
the tenth to Robert de Barton, late keeper of the king's victuals in the 
parts of Carlisle, for the munition of the town and castle of Carlisle, 
although he received the king's letters patent acknowledging receipt of 
that sum by the bauds of the said Robert. 

Feb. 1. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Clipston. elected in place of Robert de Stockheye, who is so occupied with certain of 

the king's affairs in that county that he cannot attend to the duties of the 

oflSce. 

Jan. 28. To the same. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in 

York. place of Robert Huplay, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Feb. 1. To Gilbert de Stapelton, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Clipston. meddle further with the manor of Beleby, co. York, and to restore the issues 
thereof, aa Ralph de Crophull, late escheator this side Trent, signified the king, 
in response to his order to certify him of the cause for taking the manor into 
his hands, that he had taken a simple seisin therein because Peter Bekard 
held it at his death of the heir of Robert son of Ralph, a minor in the king's 
wardship, in socage by the service of Ss. yearly for all service as parcel 
of the manor of Brunum, which is held in chief by knight service ; which 
cause the king deems insufficient. 

Jan. 24. To the bailiffs of Raveneserodde. At the request of William de Quix- 

York. ley, merchant, citizen of York, that whereas a ship of his called ' La Marie ' 
of York, price 60/., whereof William de Rouclyf was master, was laden at 
York with 50 tuns of the king's wines, price 300/., and with 20/. sterling 
of the said merchant, and with other his goods to the value of 20/., on 
Monday before Mid-Lent, in the 9th year of the king's reign, for the pur- 
pose of taking the same to Berwick-on-Tweed, certain malefactors of the 
power of the count of Flanders entered the ship on her voyage near the 
sea coast of Raveneser, and slew all the men in her, and took and carried 
the ship and cargo away with them, the king frequently requested the 
count to cause justice to be done to the said merchant, but the count did 
nothing in the matter, as appears by the letters patent of the community of the 
city of York : wherefore the king orders the bailiffs to arrest goods of the 
men of the count's power to the value of 60/., and to detain the same until 
the said merchant have been satisfied for that sura, in part satisfaction of 
100/., the value of his ship, money, and other goods, and of 20/. for his 
estimated damages, or until further orders, certifying the king of their pro- 
ceedings and of the goods arrested by them. The king has ordered the 
bailiffs of Scardeburgh to cause goods to be arrested in like manner to the 
value of 60/. 

Feb. 15. To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Langley. be elected in place of Ralph de Kernek, deceased. 

Jan. 29. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Whereas 

York. S. late archbishop of Tuam and the late king's justiciary of Ireland, de- 

livered, on 17 August, in the 10th year of the late king's reign, by the late 



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1320. 



Feb. 18. 

Westminster. 

Feb. 5. 
KottiDgham. 



Jan. 24. 
York. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 
king's order, to Robert de Stapelton four carucates of land in Balylterjn, 
CO. Waterford, of the yearly value of 12/., and one carucate of land in 
Lyssecassel, of the yearly value of 40«., and a caructite of land in Lys- 
pochan, in the aforesaid county, of the yearly value of 40s., by which ex- 
tent Walter de la Haye previously held the above lands for a term, before 
the end whereof he rendered them into the late king's hands for the use of the 
said Robert to hold at ferm by the same extent, on condition that he had 
10/. clear thence for the 10/. yearly of land that the late king had granted 
to him in fee at the instance of Robert de Uiford, sometime his justiciary 
of Ireland, and that he should answer to the late king's exchequer for the 
residue of the said extent; and the late king afterwards, on 4 May, in the 
16th year of his reign, granted that Robert and his heirs should hold and 
possess tlie said lands according to the form of the above delivery until he 
should be provided by the late king or his heirs with 10/. of land yearly in 
a fitting place ; and lately, at the suggestion of John de Stapelton, son and 
heir of the aforesaid Robert de Stapelton, that, although the aforesaid 10/. 
were allowed to the said Robert during his life in the payment of his ferm 
because [he was not provided] with 10/. of land yearly, the treasurer and 
barons defer allowing the said 10/. to John after the land came to his 
hands, and distrain him for payment of the same, the king, on 28 April, in 
the 10th year of his reign, ordered the treasurer and barons to allow the 
said 10/. to John in the payment of his ferm unless his father or he had 
been provided with 10/. of land yearly as above ; by reason whereof they have 
allowed that sum yearly to him from the aforesaid 28 April, refusing to 
allow him that sum from the preceding time from the death of his father ; 
for which he has besought the king to provide him with a remedy : where- 
fore the king orders them to allow that sum to him yearly from the time of 
his father's death until the aforesaid 28 April. 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Henry de la Sale, who dwells continuously in 
CO. Buckingham. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay to John de Fenwyk 
20 marks for Martinmas term last of the 40 marks yearly granted to him 
from the issues of that county by the king in consideration of his good ser- 
vice, and so that he may maintain himself more suitably .in the king's service. 

To John de Wysham, constable of Knaresburgh castle. Order to cause 
Eleanor de Munketon, who had the town of Boroughbridge (de Ponte 
Bwgi), which is of the honour of Knaresburgh, at ferm by the grant of 
Roger Damori, late constable of the said castle, from Michaelmas, in the 
11th year of the king's reign, until Michaelmas following, at a ferm of 80/., 
to have allowance in her ferm of the manor for 29/. 19*. 4</., which the 
king pardoned her because it was found by inquisition that the aforesaid 
town and the tenants thereof and the mills and other things pertaining to it 
were destroyed and wasted by the incursions of the Scotch rebels so that 
the full ferm thereof could not be levied, and that the wastes, destructions, 
and diminutions of rents amounted to the above sum of 29/. 19«. 4(/. ; the 
aforesaid Roger, whom the king ordered to allow the said Eleanor a moiety 
of this sum, having certified in chancery that he has allowed nothing 
thereof to her because he was amoved from the custody half a year before 
the end of the above term. 



Membrane 8. 



Feb. 18. To Master Richard de Clare, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 

Westminster, intermeddle further with the lands of John Ingelwyne and to restore the 

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1320. 



Feb. 22. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 22. 

■Westminster. 



Feb. 18. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

issues thereof, as it appears by inquisition taken by Master John Wale- 
wayn, late esclieator tliis side Trent, that he held nothing in chief at his 
death by reason ■whereof the custody of his lands should pertain to the 
king. 

To the taxors and collectors of the eighteenth in co. Southampton. 
Order to supersede the taxing and levying of the eighteenth of the goods of 
Edward, earl of Chester, the king's son, in his manors in that county, and 
to restore to him anything they may have levied on this behalf ; provided 
that his tenants of the manors be taxed according to the form of the tax- 
ation delivered to the taxors. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Edward, earl of 
Chester, 163Z. 16«. 9rf., the amount expended by Hugh Daudele, justice of 
Chester, in providing wheat, wine, and other victuals delivered to Robert 
de Barton, receiver of the king's victuals at Carlisle, in execution of the 
king's order of 30 October, in the 11th year of his reign, to buy and provide 
■wheat, wines, and other victuals to the value of 40 marks and to send the 
same to Carlisle for the maintenance of the men in garrison there, which 
victuals with the carriage and other expenses about them amount to the 
above sum, as appears by two indentures bet'ween William de Burstowe, 
chamberlain of Chester, and the aforesaid Robert. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. 'Whereas John de 
Gyseburn and Beatrice his wife lately sought in the king's court before the 
justices of the Bench against Eleanor, late the ■wife of Henry de Percy, a 
third part of 12 messuages, 4 bovates and 12 acres of land, and 12 acres of 
meadow in Buckeden, co. York, as Beatrice's dower of the gift of Rayner 
de Knoll, her late husband, and Eleanor vouched to warranty Henry, son 
and heir of Henry de Percy, tenant in chief, a minor then in the king's 
■wardship, and a certain part of the lands of the heir -was in the custody of 
Walter, archbishop of Canterbury, then summoned in co. Sussex, and 
another part was in Eleanor's custody, then summoned in co. York, and 
the aforesaid keepers, having consulted the king, warranted Eleanor in 
the king's court, the archbishop saying that he had then nothing in 
his custody, and Eleanor, as keeper of certain of the heir's lands in 
CO. York, rendered to the aforesaid John and Beatrice the said Beatrice's 
dower ; whereupon it was considered in the same court that John and 
Beatrice should recover their seisin against Eleanor the tenant, and that 
Eleanor should have the value of the dower from the heir's lands in 
CO. York in her custody, as appears in the record and process of the suit which 
the king caused to come before him ; by pretext whereof, and by virtue of the 
king's order under the testimony of the aforesaid justices directed to the sheriff 
of York, the sheriff delivered to John and Beatrice the said third of the afore- 
said 12 messuages, 4 bovates and 12 acres of land, and 12 acres of meadow ; 
whereupon Eleanor prayed the king to cause due allowance to be made to her 
for the land thus delivered out of the la,nd held by her as tenant ; in response 
to which the king ordered the sheriff to certify him concerning the deliveries 
of the lands ; who has returned that, by virtue of a mandate under the testi- 
mony of the said justices of the Bench, on 6 March, in the 12th year of the 
king'sreign, the said messuages, land, and meadow in Buckeden were extended 
at 9/. \6s. Od., whereof a third part amounted to 65*. 4d., and that, on the 
same day, the same third was delivered to John and Beatrice, and that on 
18 March following he caused certain lands of the aforesaid heir in Scorburgh 
in Eleanor's custody to be extended to the value of the dower aforesaid and 
to be delivered and assigned to Eleanor : wherefore the king orders the 
treasurer and barons to cause allowance to be made to Eleanor in her ferm 



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Feb. 12. 
York. 



1320. Membrane 8 — cont. 

for the lands of the said Henry in co. York, which she holds by the king's 
commissiou, for the said 65s. \d. for the dower thus recovered from her, 
from the aforesaid 6 March for so long as she have the custody of the afore- 
said lands. 

To Gilbert de Stapelton, escheator this side Trent. Order to as.siga 
dower to the aforesaid Eleanor out of the aforesaid Henry's lands of the 10/. 
yearly of land wherewith Henry charged his manor of Kyrkelevyngton in 
favour of Edmund Darel, knight, for the term of Edmimd's life, as found 
iu the inquisitions concerning Henry's lands taken by John de Evere, late 
escheator this side Trent, of which lOZ. Eleanor had not dower at that time 
because it was not contained in the inquisitions whether Henry charged the 
manor with the said \0l. before he married Eleanor or not, as it was found 
by inquisition taken by Ralph de Crophill, afterwards escheator beyond 
Trent, that Henry charged the manor with this sum long after he had 
married Eleanor, so that Eleanor ought to have her dower thereof. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit the 
aforesaid Eleanor of the yearly ferm of 400/. for the custody of Henry de 
Percy's lands in co. York from Michaelmas last, when she surrendered them 
into the king's hands on account of the destruction therein by the Scotch 
rebels, whereupon the king ordered Gilbert de Stapelton, escheator beyond 
Trent, to resume the same into the king's hands together with the issues 
thereof from Michaelmas. By K. and C. 

To Master Richard de Clare, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands of Joan, late the wife of John de 
Northwod, as it appears by inquisition taken by the escheator that she 
held nothing in chief of the king at her death by reason whereof the 
custody of her lands should pertain to the king. 

To the bailifis of the Tolbooth of the town of Lenne. Order to permit 
John Marchaund to take 100 barrels of ale from that port to parts beyond 
sea, upon his finding security not to take it or any part of it to the Scotch 
rebels. By p.s. [5194.] 

To Robert de Ewere, constable of Odiham castle. Order to pay to John 
Galewy, to whom the king, on 20 July last, granted the custody of the park 
of Odiham, receiving therefor as much as others have hitherto received, the 
arrears of his wages, and to continue paying the same. 

To the chamberlain of Caermerdyn. Order to pay to John Iweyn, sheriff 
of Kaermerdyn, the arrears of his fee for the time that he has been sheriff, 
and to pay the same fee henceforth for so long as he shall be in that 
office. 

Feb. 25. To the bailiffs of the Tolbooth of the town of Lenue. Order to permit 

Westminster. John Sliyns of Lenne to take 100 barrels of ale from that port to parts 

beyond sea, upon his finding security not to take the same to the Scotch 

rebels. By p.s. [6204.] 

Feb. 26. To the chamberlain of Kaernarvan. Order to pay Roger de Mortuo 

Westminster. Mari of Wygemore 1,600 marks out of the issues of his bailiwick, the 
balance of 2,000 marks that the king lately ordered Edmund de Dynyeton, 
then chamberlain of Kaernarvan, to pay to the said Roger out of the aid 
granted to the king by the knights, men, and community of North Wales 
in aid of the Scotch war, in part payment of the sum due to Roger for his 
stay in Ireland when he supplied the king's place there, as Edmund has 
certified that be has paid him 400 marks only of the above sum. 

M 2 



Feb. 20. 
York. 



Feb. 14. 
Langley. 



Feb. 20. 
York. 



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1320. Membrane 8 — cont. 

Feb. 22. To John Eotenheryng of Kyngeston-on-IIull, Richard de la Pole of the 

York. same, William de Barton of the same, and Nicholas de Catton of York. 
Order to restore to Hermann de Hamm of Lubyk, Simon de Minster, 
mei'chant of Lubyk, Bernard Flurkyn, merchant of Lubyk, Ludolph Canfeld, 
merchant of Lubyk, Christian de Celle, merchant of Lubyk, Albred de 
Celle, merchant of Lubyk, and Everard Pape, merchant of Lubyk, their 
goods, value 163Z. lOs. Od., arrested by the bailiffs of Kavenesrodd in 
execution of the king's order to arrest goods of men and merchants of the 
towns of Grippeswold, Strallessound, and Lubvk because the schoffen and 
consules of those towns bad failed to do justice, in answer to the king's 
request, to Adam le Clerk of Lenne for the capture by malefactors of those 
towns of his ship called ' La Plente ' of Lenne and her cargo, which goods 
■were delivered by the said bailiffs to the aforesaid John, Richard, William, 
and Nicholas upon their mainperning to answer for the said 163/. 10*. Od. 
to Adam on behalf of the above-named merchants, the said merchants having 
appeared in chancery and found mainpernors before the king, to wit 
Gilbert de Mordou, John le Long, Richard Cube, John Brond, and Philip 
Lucas, of the city of London, to answer for the above sum to Adam in case 
it be awarded to him by the king's court. The king will discharge the 
said John, Richard, William, and Nicholas of their said mainprize hence- 
forth against himself and Adam. 



Feb. 28. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 27. 
■Westminster. 



Feb. 28. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 7. 

To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Robert de Wassyngle, son and heir of Robert de Wassyngle, tenant in chief 
of the late king, to have seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age 
before Master Richard de Clare, late escheator this side Trent, and the king 
has taken his homage. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Robert le Botiller, who cannot attend to the office as he 
is one of the verderers in the forest of Whitlewode. 

To Ralph de Monte Hermerii, keeper of the Forest this side Trent. 
Order to deliver to John de Chaucombe, son and heir of Thomas de Chau- 
combe, the bailiwick of keeping a moiety of the forest of Graveley, as it 
appears by inquisition taken by Master Richard de Clare, late escheator this 
side Trent, tliat the said Thomas held of the king in chief at his death a 
messuage and 48 acres of land and 1;^ acres of meadow in Bereford St. 
Martin by the serjeanty of keeping a moiety of the aforesaid forest and by 
the service of 9^. yearly to be paid to the castle of Old Sarum, by which 
inquisition it was found that the said John is his son and heir and is of full 
age, wherefore the king has taken his homage for his father's lands. 

To Richard de Rodeney, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with a messuage, a virgate and 50 acres of land, 3 acres of 
wood, 3«. of rent, and a moiety of an acre of a meadow in Wycombe, and to 
restore the issues thereof, as Master Richard de Clare, late escheator this 
side Trent, has returned, in response to the king's order to certify him of 
the cause of the premises being taken into the king's hands by Master John 
Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, that the said John delivered the 
premises to him asserting that they were in the king's hands on account of 
the alienation that William de Esshewell, who held them of the king by 
knight service, made thereof to divers men without the king's licence, and 
that it was found by an inquisition taken by Master Richard that William 
demised the premises to John, vicar of the church of Wycombe, John 



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Feb. 29. 
Eltham. 



1320. Membrane 7 — cont. 

Ughtred, master of St. John's hospital, Wycombe, William le Tighelere, 
John Peshull, Roger atte Brok, Roger lo Tighelere, Robert le Blake, Simon 
de Asshewell, Baudric the Weaver (Textor), and John Fertlyng for a term 
of years and not for term of life or in fee. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Ralph de Chastilloua, who cannot attend to the oflBce as 
he is one of the verderers in the forest of Whittelwode. 

Feb. 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede en- 

Westminster, tirely the demand upon the tenants in the borough of Torkeseye by reason 
of the tallage of the king's demesnes in the 6th year of his reign, as the 
king then ordered the sheriff of Lincoln to cause John de Britannia, earl of 
JRichmond, to have tallage of his tenants in the borough, the teuants having 
shewn to the king that the sheriff exacts the tallage from them by summons 
of the exchequer although the earl levied it by reason of the aforesaid 
order. [I'arl. WrUs.'\ 



Feb. 25. 
York. 



Jan. 28. 
Westminster. 



To the sheriff of York. At the suit of Perota Brune of Solers (Solariis), 
citizen of Bordeaux, made to the king by Arnald de Ispania, her proctor in this 
behalf, that whereas Perota sent a ship of hers laden with 192 tuns of wine, 
price 550/. sterling, to Flanders for the purpose of trading before the war 
between the king of France and the count of Flanders and his subjects, the 
burgomasters, echevins (scabinos), and consules of the town of Bruges in Flan- 
ders violently carried off the said wine from her servants in the port of Dam 
(del Dam), where the ship arrived, the king wrote to the burgomasters, 
echevins, and consules and, in their default, to the aforesaid count, requesting 
them to cause Perota to be satisfied for the said wine and her damages ; but 
as they did not do so, the king ordered the sheriff to arrest goods of men 
and merchants of the count's power to the value of 200/., in part satisfaction 
of the above 550/. and of 200/. for her damages, and the sheriff has returned 
that he caused Geoffrey de Hull, bailiff of Kyngeston-on-Hull, to have 
return of the writ, who returned to him that he had arrested, in execution 
thereof, 31 sacks and 13 stone of wool of one Michael Belle, merchant of 
Ypres, of the count's power, and that each sack was valued, by the oath of 
merchauts and others of his bailiwick, at 8/., of which sacks John Hubert, 
master of a ship of Ipswich, detains one sack for 100«. for the freight (f recto) 
of his ship ; and Michael has now appeared before the king in chancery and 
asserted that he, like other burgesses of Ypres, ought to be quit of such 
ari'ests by the gi-ant of the king's progenitors confirmed by the king ; where- 
upon Michael and Arnold have a day before the king in chancery in three 
weeks from Easter next, and Michael has, with Arnold's consent, found 
mainpernors, to wit Henry Nasard of London and Richard de Botoigne, 
who have each mainperned to satisfy Perota for half the above wool 
at the aforesaid price at the above day if it be adjudged that the price 
thereof ought to be delivered to her : wherefore the king orders the sheriff 
to cause the aforesaid wool to be delivered to Michael in the meantime, and 
to certify the king at the aforesaid day of his proceedings. By K. 

After'wards, in parliament at Westminster, in the octaves of Michael, 
mas, in the I4th year, Michael obtained judgment for himself, and it was 
considered that this mainprize should be discharged, as oji the dorse of the 
Close Roll of that year : therefore this mainprize is cancelled. 

To the collectors in co. Southampton of the scutago of the king's army 
of Scotland of the 4th year of his reign. Order to supersede entirely 
the demand upon Thomas Coudray for the service of a moiety of a knight's 
fee that he acknowledged to the king, and to release anything they may 
have levied on this account, as he had his service with the king in the same 



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1320. 



March 3. 
Ospringe. 



Feb. 20. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 26. 

Westminster. 



March 3. 
Ospringe. 



Feb. 29. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 24. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 7 — cont. 
army, as appears by the rolls of the marshalsea ; provided that the scutage 
be levied of the knights' fees that Thomas held of the king at that time by 
reason of any honours, escheats, or ])erquisites, or inheritances then in the 
king's hands. 

Vacated, because otherwise on the roll de supers[edendo^. 

To Nicholas de Cheygny. Order to deliver to Thomas de Marleberge, 
the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset, all the corn and victuals lent by certain 
of the king's subjects in those counties in aid of the Scotch war and delivered 
to Nicholas when he was sheriff for safe custody. 

Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff to receive and keep safely the said 
com and victuals. 

To Master Richard de Clare, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with a messuage, 2 acres of land, and 2*. of rent that 
belonged to Adam Pope in King's Barton (Berfona) near Gloucester, and 
to restore the issues thereof, as the escheator has certified the king, in re- 
sponse to his order, that the premises were delivered to him by Master 
John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, who asserted that they were in 
the king's hands on account of the alienation that Robert Mael, who held 
them of the king by sergeanty, made thereof to Adam Pope and Lucy his 
wife, and that the present escheator afterwards found by inquisition that 
Robert did not hold the tenements of the king but of other lords, to wit of 
the archbishop of York and the prior of Lenton (sic) near Gloucester. 

To the chamberlain of Kaernarvan. Order to pay to Roger de Mortuo 
Mari of Wygemore 1,600 marks out of the issues of his bailiwick, in pay- 
ment of the balance of 2,000 marks that the king ordered him to pay to 
Roger out of the money of the aid granted to the king by the knights, 
men, and community of North Wales in aid of the war of Scotland, in part 
payment of the money due to him for his stay in Ireland when he supplied 
the king's place there, the chamberlain having certified that he has paid 
400 marks only in execution of the aforesaid order. 

Vacated, because otherwise above. 

Reginald son of Adam le Monek, in the gaol of the town of Shrewsbury 
for the death of Richard son of Nicholas le Bakelare, has letters to the 
sherifl" of Salop to bail him until the first assize. 

To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Mabel, late the wife of John de Poyle, tenant in chief, a third of two 
parts of John's lands in Gildeford and Stok near Gildeford, which third is 
of the value of 40s. 10|rf., as the king assigned this third to her on 18 Feb- 
ruary, in the 1 1th year of his reign, and ordered Master John Walewayn, 
then escheator this side Trent, to deliver the same to her, John having done 
nothing in execution thereof as she has given the king to understand. 

To Master Richard de Clare, late escheator this side Trent. Order to 
deliver to Mabel all the issues of the aforesaid third part from the said 
18 February, 

To Ralph de Camoys, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to deliver 
to the chaplains celebrating in the chapel of the castle bread, wine, oil, and 
other small necessaries for divine service from the time of his appointment 
as constable until Michaelmas next. 

To Oliver de Burdegala, late constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to 
pay to Edward Gerald, to whom the king committed the bailiwick of keep- 
ing the park of Kenyngton during pleasure, receiving therefor the same 
wages as other parkers thereof have been wont to receive, the arrears of his 
wages for the time when Oliver was constable. 



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1320. Membrane 7 — cont. 

March 6. To Ricliard de RoJeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 

Canterbury. Robert de Saltfledby, son and heir of Herbert de Saltfledby, tenant in chief 

of the late king, to have seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his 

age before Master Richard de Clare, late escheator this side Trent, and the 

king has taken his homage. Bj p.s. [5218.] 

To the bailiff of the manors of Cokham and Bray. Order to pay to the 
king's yeoman Oliver de Burdegala, late constable of Wyndesore castle, 20/. 
for the fees and wages of the Serjeants of the castle in arrear of the time 
when Oliver was constable. 

To W. archbishop of Canterbury and S. bishop of London, collectors of 
the tenth of the clergy for one year granted to the king by Pope John, and 
to their commissaries. Order to pay to Roger Ardyngelli, Bonus Philippi, 
Dinus Forcetti, and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi of 
Florence, 100 marks out of the tenth without delay, as they have paid that 
sum to Maurice de Berkele for his expenses in going to the duchy of Aqui- 
taine and for his passage over sea, the king having caused that sum to be 
paid to Maurice, whom he has appointed seneschal of the duchy, because 
he considered that, as he had appointed Maurice to that office without his 
knowledge, it would be necessary for him to commence his journey thither 
with all speed, which could not be done without great expense. 

March 8. John de Atoa of Lincoln, imprisoned in Lincoln castle for the death of 
Canterbury. Roger Chay of Lincoln, has letters to the sheriff of Lincoln to bail him 
until the first assize. 



Feb. 23. 
Westminster. 



March 6. 
Canterbury. 



Membrane 6. 

Feb. 22. To the sheriff of Kent. The king learns from Alan de Appelby of York, 

Westminster. Adam de Copendale of Beverley, William de Shirwode of Ripon, and other 
merchants of this realm and of Almain that whereas they freighted a ship 
of Hugh Maikyn of Middelburgh in Zeeland (Seland) at the same town of 
Mildeburgh {sic), and loaded her with cloth, wax, canvas, oats, and other 
goods, for the purpose of taking the same to Kyngeston-on-HuU, certain 
malefactors and pirates attacked the ship on her voyage on the sea coast 
whilst anchored near Great Yarmouth, certain of her mariners having gone 
to Yarmouth to buy victuals, many men of the town seeing what happened 
from land, and took and carried away the ship and cargo to the value of 
2,000/. ; and the king was subsequently given to understand that John de 
Boloigne, mariner, took without that port a ship laden with divers goods, 
and that the men in the ship fled to land in boats before his coming to the 
ship, whereby it was presumed that they were of the king's enemies, and 
that John took the captured ship and goods into the Thames in co. Kent, 
and there detained them ; on which account the ship and goods ought to 
remain to the king as forfeited ; and it was afterwards shewn to the king 
on behalf of the said merchants that the ship and goods thus captured by 
John are the same as they made complaint of; wherefor the king ordered 
the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth to make inquisition concerning the same ; 
whereby it is found that the said merchants loaded a ship of Hugh May- 
kyn's at Middelburgh, and that whilst she was anchored on the sea coast 
near Yarmouth, certain of her men having gone to that town to buy victuals 
and repair her anchors, on Wednesday before St. Andrew last, the afore- 
said John de Boloigne and his fellows in another ship attacked her by 
armed force, and entered and captured her, and drove away certain of her 
men, detaining others, and took the ship and goods first to Orford, and 



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CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1320. Membrane 6 — cont. 

there permitted the men thus captured to go to laud, and took the ship and 
goods thence to the Thames against the will of the said merchants and 
men, and that the ship thus captured by the said John and his fellows is 
Hngh Maykyn's ship, and that the goods in her belonged to the said Alan 
de Appelby and other merchants of England and Almain, and were not the 
goods of the king's enemies, and that the goods consisted of cloth, wax, 
canvas, oats, money, and divers other things, and were worth when they 
were captured 362/. 6«. 8c/., and that neither the men who before the cap- 
ture of the ship had gone to land nor the men who fled to land after the 
capture were of the king's enemies, but were at his peace, but that some of 
them went to land in order to buy victuals and to repair their anchors and 
some of them went to land lest they should be slain by the said malefactors, 
and that the ship and goods were captured from the aforesaid merchants : 
wherefore the king orders the sheriff to deliver the ship and goods, which 
are in his keeping by indenture made between him and the said John or 
otherwise, to the aforesaid merchants and Hugh, the master thereof, so 
that the merchants may divide the goods amongst them according to their 
shares therein. _ By K. 

Eeb. 28. To Eichard de Eodeneye, escheator this side Trent. At the complaint 

Westminster, of Henry de Went, Philip Cofin, William de la Neuburi, Philip le Wyld, 
Heni-y le Mouner, John le Bound, Annora de Mershton, Roger de la Nasshe, 
William Bassel, William Lewys, Alice daughter of Richard le Fevre of 
Riseburi, and William de Maydenhide that, although they lately lield cer- 
tain lands in Merston of Roger de Leye by the service of 5s. yearly for all 
• service, and that rent came into the king's hands with Roger's lands because 
Roger held them in chief of the king and died without an heir, Master 
Eichard de Olare, late escheator this side Trent, pretending that they held 
the aforesaid lands of Roger by the service of 2\s., although Roger or his 
ancestors were not at any time seised of any other rent than the aforesaid 5«. 
and they had not been wont to do any other services therefor, caused 
them to be distrained for the aforesaid 21*., the king ordered the said 
Master Richard to make inquisition concerning the above service in 
their presence, if they chose to attend; by which inquisition it appears that 
they held certain lands of the said Roger by the service of 6s. yearly for all 
service, and that that rent came to the king's hands as an escheat, and that 
neither they nor their ancestors were wont to make any other services 
therefor, nor ought to make any other service to the king; and because no 
mention was made in the inquisition of the time when Roger de la Leye 
died, the king ordered the said Master Richard to make inquisition of the 
date of Roger's death; by which inquisition it appears that Roger died on 
8 February, in the 4th year of the king's reign : the king now orders the 
escheator to inform himself concerning the king's right in this behalf and of 
the other circumstances touching the matter, so that he may certify the king 
thereof in his next parliament, when the king has given the said tenants a 
,day, and to supersede meanwhile the levying of the said 2\s., receiving from 
them the said 5«. and taking from them security to answer for the 21*. if it 
be found that the king ought to receive that sum, 

March 7. To the slierifl' of Berks. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Canterbury. Wyndesore to be elected in place of John de Newenham, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Like order to cause a verderer for the said 
forest to be elected in place of William atte Forde. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Like order to cause a verderer for the said 
forest to be elected in place of Gilbert Saddok. 

March 6. To Ealph de Camoys, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to cause 
CaDterbuTT. (he houses, tower, walls, and bridges of the caiStle, with the stable and wall 



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1320. Membrane 6 — cont. 

of the garden without the castle, and the houses and walls of the manor of 
Kenyngton, with the paling and wall about the king's castle (sic) there, 
to be repaired. 

To Ralph de Camoys, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 
Roger de Wyndesore, porter of both gates of the castle, 4c?. a day ; to Alex- 
ander le Peyutour, one of the viewers of the king's works there, 2d. a day ; to 
Thomas le Rotour, another viewer of the works, 2d. a day ; to Adam the 
gardener of the king's garden without the castle, 2\d. a day ; to the four 
watchmen of the castle, 2d. a day each; to Robert de Wodeham, chief 
forester of Wyndesore forest, \2d. a day; to Ralph de la More, clerk of the 
works, 2rf. a day ; and to Edward Gerald, keeper of the park of Kenyngton, 
\\d. a day, being their wages, from now until Michaelmas next. 

March 14. To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Sturry. Roger Dakeny, son and heir of Robert Dakeny, tenant in chief, to have 
seisin of his father's lands', as he has proved his age before Master Richard 
de Clare, escheator this side Treut, and the king has taken his homage. 

By p.s. 
To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Roger de Jarpenvill, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands of Nicholas le Bonde, William le Child, and 
Robert le Smyht in Bolnhirst, and to restore the issues thereof, as Master 
Richard de Clare, late escheator this side Treut, has certified the king that 
Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, delivered to him by 
indenture a virgate of land in Wilden, asserting that it was in the king's 
hands on account of the trespass that the aforesaid Nicholas, William, and 
Robert made in acquiring it without the king's licence from Ralph Tyrel, 
who held it in chief of the king by knight service, and that it was found by 
inquisition taken by the said Master Richard that the said Nicholas, William, 
and Robert and their ancestors from time out of mind had been seised 
thereof, and that it never was in the seisin of the said Ralph. 

March 26. To the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. Order to cause Mary, late the wife of 
Eltham. William de Breuse, the elder, tenant in chief of the late king, to have scutage 
of the following knights' fees, which were assigned to her in dower by the late 
king on 20 September, in the 19th year of his reign, to wit 4 fees in Suntinges 
and Iwhurst, which Thomas Peverel held, a fee in Bocham, which Mary de 
Breuse held, 1^ fees in Totyngton and Woghewod, which Hamo Bonet 
held, a fee in Michelgrene, which Robert le Fauconer held, 4 fees in 
Kyngeston and Shiremanbyre, which Robert de Bucy held, 2 fees in 
Sillyngton and Bracebrugg, which Roger de Covert held, 2 fees in Clopham, 
which John de Sancto Audoeno held, 4 fees in Morlee, Wodemancote, and 
Suwyk, which Thomas de Hantyntot held, 2 fees in Launcyng, Bungeton, 
and Chacgeton, which Thurstan de Brok held, as William de Breuse, son 
and heir of the said William, granted to her by deed indented between them 
that she should retain in dower the aforesaid fees with all their appur- 
tenances and all profits pertaining to the same, saving to him suit of his 
court of Brembre, and the king ordered the sheriff to cause William to have 
his scutage of the knights' fees held of him, to wit 2 marks for each fee 
{scvto),ioi the king's army of Scotland of the 4th year of the king's reign, 
as William had his .service with the king in the said army, as appears by the 
rolls of the marshalsea. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause verderers for the forest of 
Wyndesore to be elected in place of John de Newenham and Gilbert Shad- 
dek, deceased. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1320. 

March 31. 
Eltham. 



April 8. 

Westminster. 



April 1 1. 

Westmiaster. 



April 11. 

Westminster. 



April 26. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit the men 
of the town of Baumburgh of 26 marks for the farm of that town for the 
present Easter term, as the king has pardoned them the same in consider- 
ation of the damages inflicted upon them by the Scotch rebels. 

By p.s. [5255.] 

To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
William Larcher, son and heir of Nicholas Larcher, tenant in chief, to have 
seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age before Master Richard 
de Clare, late escheator this side Trent, and the king has taken his homage. 

By p.s. [5257.] 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to pay to Rhys (Resus) son of Rhys 
ap Mereduk, a Welshman staying in Norwich castle, the arrears of his 
wages and other necessaries as he was wont to receive them in the late 
king's time from the time of the sherifi's appointment, and to continue to 
pay the same. 

To Stephen de Abyndon, the king's butler, or to his attorney in the 
port of London. Order to deliver to the monks of St. Peter's West- 
minster a tun of wine of the right prise for this year, in accordance with 
the grant of Henry III. 

To the same, taker of the king's wines at Southampton. Order to deliver 
to the abbot and monks of St. Edward's place Netley (Lutele) a tun of 
wine of the right prise at Southampton, in accordance with the grants of 
Henry III. and Edward I. 

To the chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay to Henry de 
Bissebyry, constable of Conewey castle, the arrears of his fee anciently due 
for the custody of that castle. 



Membrane 6. — Schedule. 

April 26. To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Order not to admit any notary exer- 
Westminster. cising ofRce by imperial authority in any causes or matters, or to attach 
faith to instruments made hereafter by them, or to permit his commissaries 
to attach faith thereto, as complaint is made on behalf of the clergy and 
people of the realm that, although this realm is and always has been free 
from any imperial subjection, there is such a number of notaries exercising 
public office by imperial authority in this realm, both in matters the cog- 
nisance whereof pertains solely to the king and in other matters, that 
peril of the disinheritance of the crown and great damage to the inhabitants 
of this realm arise therefrom. By K. and C. 

\^Fcedera.'\ 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
prohibiting any one exercising the office of notary in causes, contracts, or 
other matters, and forbidding archbishops, bishops, or other prelates, or 
their ministers, attaching faith to the instruments of such notaries. 
llbid.'] By K. and C. 

April 28. To Henry de Northwode and other merchants of England staying at 
Westminster. Brugge in Flanders. It has come to the king's ears that although he 
lately ordained by his council, to avoid the damages and grievances that 
happened heretofore to the king and his progenitors and the merchants of 
this realm, that native and foreign merchants buying wool and wool-fells 
within this realm for the purpose of taking them to Brabant, Flanders, and 
Artoys for sale, should take the same only to a certain staple to be ordained 
within one of those lands by the mayor and community of the merchants 
of this realm, and John de Cherleton, mayor of the said merchants, and the 



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1320. Membrane 6 — Schedule — cont. 

community of the merchants ordained and appointed a staple at St. Omer 
in Artoys for this season, nevertlieless the said Henry and the other English 
merchants at Brugge have made a confederacy to transfer themselves with 
their wool and wool-fells elsewhere than to the said staple, and hinder 
merchants of the king's realm and power transferring themselves from 
Bruges to the aforesaid staple, and impose upon thera grievous ransoms, 
■which they levy for their own use : wherefore the iiing enjoins them to 
desist from such acts, and to cause any sums that they may have extorted 
on this account to be restored with all speed, carrying themselves so in 
the premises that the king may not have to stretch out his hand against 
them. By K. and C. and afterwards by p.s. 

May 1. To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made 

Westminster, forbidding any native or foreign merchant taking any wool or wool-fells to 
any of the aforesaid lands elsewhere than to the aforesaid staple. 

By K. and C. and afterwards by p.s. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England to cause proclamation to be made 

in every port and elsewhere. 

April 8. To the master of the order of the Friars Preachers, and to the diffinitores 

Westminster, and brethren about to assemble in their chapter-general at Kouen in 

Normandy. Bequest for their prayers on behalf of the king and queen and 

their children. [^Fcedera.'] 

May 9. To John de Heselarton, one of the executors of the will of William de 

Langley. Kos of Hamelak. Order to deliver to the bearer of the presents James de 

Eos son and heir of Eobert de Eos, tenant in chief, a minor in the custody 

of him and of Alan de Weybrede, James, parson of the church of 

Houghton, and William de Brokenholm, his co-executors, to be brought 

to the king as the king has enjoined upon the bearer by word of mouth. 

The king is sending them by the bearer his letters patent witnessing the 

receipt of the heir. By K. 

The like to each of his co-executors. 

May 13. To the sheriff of Eutland. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Windsor, be elected in place of William de Bergh, who is incapacitated by age and 
infirmity. 

Vacated, because otherwise within under the same date. 
May 19. To Eichard de Eodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Eeading. meddle further with the lands that William de Monte Caniao held of other 
lords than the king, and to restore the issues thereof, as it appears by in- 
quisition taken by the escheator that William held nothing at his death in 
chief as of the crown, but that he held in chief the manor of Edwardston, 
CO. Suffolk, by the service of twelve knights' fees as of the honour of Eye, by 
reason whereof the custody of his other lands ought not to pertain to the king. 
[ Vacated as above.'\ 
To the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Order to permit 
1,000 chalders {celdras) of sea-coal to be taken from that town and the 
parts adjacent to Scotland, as the king has granted that such quantity 
may be taken to Scotland for the release of Peter Bard, who was lately 
captured in Scotland by the king's enemies. By K. 

The like to William Eydel, Gilbert de Borughdon, John do Penreth, 
and Eoger de Horsle, keepers of the truce in the parts of Northumberland. 
[ Vacated as above.^ 

May 23. To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to supersede until further orders the 

Odiham. arrest of goods of the men and merchants of Amiens on account of any 

debts due from the king of France to any merchants of this realm, and to 

restore any goods that he may have arrested on this account. The king 

makes this order at the request of the king of France. By p.s, 



18.8 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1320. 

April 15. 

Lamteth. 



April 17. 

Lambeth. 



April 11. 
Westmiaster. 



April 23. 

Westminster. 



April 22. 
Sheen. 



April 25. 

Westminster. 



April 2i. 
Westmioster. 



April 28. 
■Westminster. 



Membrane 5. 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Oliver le Waleys, who dwells near one end 
of the county, so that his office i.5 not well executed in other [parts of] the 
county by reason of the distance of the place, and divers felonies are 
concealed and unpunished, for which cause the king has amoved him from 
oifice. 

To John de Crumwell, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place. Order to deliver Thomas le Veudour of York, 
imprisoned at York for trespass of venison in the forest of Galtres, in bail 
to twelve mainpernors who shall undertake to have him before the justices 
next in eyre for forest pleas in that county to stand to right concerning the 
above trespass. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 
further orders the exaction of the tenth from the ecclesiastical benefices in 
this realm of Bertrand, cardinal priest of St. Marcellus, as the king wishes 
to shew him special favour. [Fcedera.^ 

The like in favour of Reymnnd de Farges, cardinal deacon of St. Mary 
Nova. I16id.'\ 

The like in favour of Gauselin Johannis, cardinal priest of SS. Mar- 
celHnus and Peter. [Ibid.] 

To Richard de Rodeney, escheator this side Trent. Order to pay to 
Joan de Torthorald 10 marks for Easter term last of the 20 marks yearly 
from the issues of that escheatry granted to her by the king in aid of her 
maintenance until the king shall cause i other ordinance to be made con- 
cerning her. 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
"Wyndesore to be elected in place of Ralph de Hoo, who is incapacitated by 
blindness. 

To Richard de Rodenei, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands of Richard de Weyland, as it appears by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that he held nothing in chief at his 
death by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the 
king. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Thomas de Valoyns, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Philip de Lutteley, who is insufficiently qualitied. 

To Ralph de Cammoys, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 
Roger de Wyndesore, keeper of both gates of the castle, 4:d. a day ; to 
Alexander le Peyntour, one of the viewers of the king's works, 2d. a day; 
to Adam the gardener of the garden without the castle, 2^d. a day; to four 
watchmen of the castle, 2d. a day each ; to Robert de Wodeham, chief 
forester of Wyndesore forest, 12d. a day ; to Ralph de la JMore, clerk of the 
king's works in the castle, 2d. a day ; to Edward Gerald, keeper of Kening- 
ton Park, l^d. a day, being their wages, from 22 February last until 8 March 
following. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. Order 
to pay to the Friars Minor of Waterford 5^ marks yearly that they have been 
wont to receive at the exchequer of Dublin at the will of the king and his 
progenitors, so far as the affairs of those parts will permit of this being done. 



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1320. 

April 24. 
Wescminster. 



May 1. 

Sheen. 



April 1. 

Eltham. 



May 6. 

Langley. 



May 4. 

Langley. 



May 8. 
Langley. 



May 6. 

Langley. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 
To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Shotovere to be elected iu place of William de Drayoote, whom the king 
has amoved from oflBce for insuificieut qualification. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John son of John Aungevyn of Lymbury, whom the 
king has amoved from olfice because ha is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 
of Bernewode to be elected in place of Peter Carbonel, whom the king has 
amoved from office because he is insutiiciently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Salop and Stafford. Order to expend up to 20 marks in 
repairing the king's houses within Shrewsbury castle. 

To Ralph Caumoys, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 
Thomas le Perker, keeper of Kenington park, the same wages as others 
have hitherto received for that office. By p.s. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to cause a fine to be levied between 
John, bishop of Ely, demandant, and Philip Purcel and Ela his wife, 
deforciants, concerning the manor of Solihull and the advowson of the 
church of that town according to the acknowledgment made by the de- 
forciants before the king, whereby they acknowledged the manor and 
advowson to be the right of the said John, and released the same to him 
and his heirs quit of the said Philip and Ela and her heirs for ever, and 
warranted the same to him, for the purpose of making which fine Philip 
and Ela have attorned in their place Alexander Aptot and John de Hales, 
whom they are to admit in the plea and to receive part of the chirograph 
in place of Philip and Ela. — The chancellor of Ireland received the acknow- 
ledgment and attornment by the king's writ of precept. 

To the chamberlain of Kaernarvan. Order to pay to Nicholas de 
Derneford, master of the works of the castle of Beaumaris in Angleseye, 
the arrears of his wages of 12d. a day from 18 May, in the 9th year of the 
king's reign, when he was appointed to that office, and to continue to pay 
the same. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the tower of York castle to 
be repaired by the view and testimony of the mayor of that city. 

By p.s. [5279.] 

To the abbot of St. Mary's York, collector of the tenth granted by the 
clergy of the province of York in aid of the Scotch war. Order to pay to 
the king's clerk Hugh de Burgh, parson of the church of Burgh-under- 
Staynmore, 36/. 13s. 4c?. due to him for corn bought from him for the 
king's use for the munition of the castle and town of Carlisle, in the 
12th year of the king's reign, as appears by a bill under the seal of 
Eoger de Northburgh, keeper of the wardrobe. By C. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Thomas de Pelham, who has no lands in the 
county wherein he may dwell according to his estate. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be be elected in place of Philip Pympe, whom the king has amoved 
from oflace because he is insufficiently qualified. 

Henry Lylye, imprisoned in Neugate for the death of Reginald Baret, 
has letters to the sheriff of Middlesex to bail him until the first assize. 

Eoger del Voute and Alice his wife, Stephen and Richard his sons, in 
the king's gaol at Whyteby for the death of Hugh Bledey, have letters to 
the sheriff of York to bail them until the first assize. 



190 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1320. 

May 4. 
Langley. 



May 5. 

Ijanglej. 



May 4. 
Langley. 



May 11. 

Langley. 



April 24. 
Westmiflster. 



May 6. 

Langley. 



May 12. 
FuJmer. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 

To Eichard de Eodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands of John de Tillebury and to restore the 
issues thereof, as it appears by inquisition that he held nothing in chief 
at his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain 
to the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to 
Edmund de Dynyeton, late chamberlain of Kaernarvan, the whole fee 
that he paid to Eoger de Mortuo de (sic) Mari of Chirk, justice of North 
and South Wales, for that office, such as justices of Wales have been wont 
to receive who have had the bailiwick of the whole land, the receipt 
whereof Eoger has acknowledged before the king. 

To Eichard de Eodeney, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the priory of Stodleye, co. Warwick, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that it is of the patronage 
of William la Zousche of Haryngworth, and has been of the patronage of 
him and his ancestors from the time of its foundation, and that when void 
no one but him or his heirs ought to intermeddle with the custody thereof, 
and that it is not void because Robert de Holand, the prior, was sent to 
another house of the same order to do penance for certain defaults found by 
the bishop of Worcester in his visitation, and he has now done his penance 
and returned to his house of Stodesleye, and there exercises the office of 
prior, and that in time of voidanee William ought to have a man in the 
house, and that the sub-prior and cellarer after the death of the prior should 
go to the said William or his heirs, and that they ought to be licensed by 
him to elect a prior, and that they shall not make administration of any- 
thing in the priory until liceaaed by him, and that when a prior have been 
elected, they shall present him to William, and that Eobert Moryn, late 
sub-escheator in that county, took the priory into the king's hands without 
cause, asserting that it was void and was held of the king because the prior 
was sent away from the house to do penance, and it was also found by the 
inquisition that the prior held nothing of the king. 

To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the manors of Glosthorp and Bauseye, co. Norfolk, as 
the king learns by inquisition that William son of William de Bovyll and 
Joan his wife held them jointly at the time of William's death, and that they 
are held of the honour of Eye, which manors were acquired by them without 
the king's licence, and were taken into the king's bands upon William's death, 
and that they are retained in his hands for this reason and because they 
acquired them without the king's licence, as the king has pardoned Joan her 
trespass in this behalf for a fine made with him. By fine of two marks. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit the 
men of the counties of Cumberland and Northumberland to have respite 
for all debts levied by summons of the exchequer until the feast of All 
Saints next, the king having granted them respite until then in consideration 
of the great damages inflicted upon them by the incursions of the Scotch 
enemies. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of Walter de PateshuU, who cannot attend to 
the duties of the oflice as he is clerk of the bailiffs of the liberty of the town 
of Northampton. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to inspect the 
rolls of the marshalsea of the king's army of Scotland in the 4th year of 
his reign, and the fines made with the king for service in the said army, 



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1320. 



May 3. 

Langlej. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 
and to cause to come before them those who had not their service in the 
said army and did not make fine therfor, and to compel them to satisfy 
the king for the said services. \^Parl. Writs.'\ 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Kichard Bysshop, who is insufficiently qualified. 



Membrane 4. 

May 19. To William de Blaneford and John de Bernevill. Order not to iuter- 

Eeading. meddle further with 102s. of yearly rent in Bamhurgh, co. Lincoln, taken 
into the king's hands by Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent, 
upon the death of William de Monte Acuto, tenant in chief, together 
with his other lands, etc., the custody of which rent the king lately com- 
mitted to the said William and John, as it appears by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that William held the said rent at his death jointly with his 
wife Elizabeth by gift of the king to them and to William's heirs, and that 
the rent is held of the heir of John de Vescy by the service of an eighth 
part of a moiety of a knight's fee, and to restore to Elizabeth all issues 
received therefrom from the time of the commission thereof to them. 

To John, parson of the church of Aston Clynton, and Jolin de Croxford. 
Like order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Saxlyngham, co. 
Norfolk, which is held of the aforesaid heir, and with a messuage, 200 
acres of arable land, 6 acres of meadow, 2 acres of pasture, 12 acres of 
wood, and 32s. 3rf. rent in the town of Langele, which are held of the abbot 
of St. Albans. 

May 13. To the sheriff of Rutland. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Windsor. be elected in place of Wilham de Bergh, who is incapacitated by infirmity 
and age. 

May 19. To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Eeading. meddle further with the lands that William de Monle Caniso held of other 
lords than the king, as it appears by inquisition taken by the escheator that he 
held nothing in chief as of the crown at his death, but that he held the 
manor of Edwardston, co. Suffolk, in chief as of the honour of Eye by 
the service of twelve knights' fees, by reason whereof the custody of his 
other lands ought not to pertain to the king, and to retain the said manor 
in the king's hands until further orders. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Order to permit 1000 
chalders (celdre) of sea-coal to be taken from that town and parts adjacent 
to Scotland, as the king has granted that such quantity shall be taken 
to Scotland for the delivery of Peter Bard, lately captured by the king's 
enemies there whilst in the king's service. 

The like to William Rydel, Gilbert de Borughdon, John de Penereth, 
and Roger de Horsle, keepers of the truce in the parts of Northumber- 
land. 

May 23. To the keeper of the forest of Fekenham. Order to cause John 

OdUiam. Spark, keeper of the manor and pond of Fekenham, to have twelve oaks 

fit for timber with all their strippings (escaetis) from the park there for 

the repair of the houses of the manor, and sufficient underwood for pales 

for the repair of the pond. By C. 

May 23. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 

Odiham. Galtres to be elected in place of William de Ros of Tolton, who is in- 
capacitated by age and infirmity. 



1&2 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1320. 



May 23. 
Odiham. 



May 23. 
Odiham. 



May 21. 
Odiham. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 

To the same. Order to cause a verderer for the said forest to be elected 
in place of John do Thornton, who cannot attend to the office as he is 
supplying the place of steward of that forest by the king's order. 

To John de Foxle and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 
determine a trespass committed upon Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wyge- 
more in his park of Stretfeld Mortymer. Order to cause John Elys to be 
discharged from prison, to which he was committed by their order 
because William do Audele, whom he had mainperned to have before 
them from day to day until inquisition concerning the above trepass 
should be taken, was absent on the day when the inquisition, whereby 
he was convicted, was taken, and to discharge him of the above mainprize, 
as WiUiam has now rendered himself to prison. By p.s. [5287.] 

To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
to Elizabeth, late the wife of WiUiam de Monte Acuto, tenant in chief, 
the following of his lands, which the king has assigned to her in dower 
the manor of Thorlebere, co. Somerset, of the yearly value of I'll. 16s. 9\d. 
the manor of Gothull, in the same county, of the yearly value of 9^. 2s. 1 id. 
the manor of Karsyngton, co. Oxford, of the yearly value of 13/. 2s. 7d. 
the manor of Aston Olynton, co. Buckingham, of the yearly value of 
13/. 10*. \d. ; certain tenements in Wendovre, in the same county, of the 
yearly value of Qs. 2d. ; certain tenements in Dunrugge in Aston, in the 
same county, of the yearly value of 6s.; 33/. bs. Qd. of yearly rent from 
33 customary tenants in Chedeseye, co. Somerset ; 77s. \l\d. of yearly 
rent from the abbot ofBynedon of the 20/. rent that the abbot renders 
yearly for the manor of Lollesworth, co. Dorset. 
Vacated because below. 

To the bailiffs of Yarmouth. At the suit of Aymer de Valencia, earl of 
Pembroke, that whereas he caused a ship of his called ' Coga de Valencia' 
to be laden at Bordeaux with wine and divers other goods of his to the 
value of 500/., in order to bring the same to this realm, certain malefactors 
took the ship and cargo at Les Dounes near the port of Sandwich, and car- 
ried them away with them, the king appointed Robert de Kendale and 
William de Bernefeld to make inquisition concerning the capture by the 
oath of men of Kent, merchants and others ; by which inquisition it was 
found that as the ship was sailing (siglans) by the sea shore within the 
king's power near the said place of Les Dounes, three ships of Flanders 
filled with malefactors and robbers of that land, whose names are unknown, 
came on the day of St. Peter ad Vincula, in the 10th year of the king's 
reign, and took the ship and everything in her by force and arms, and 
carried her to Flanders, and that the earl had in her 26 tuns and 4 pipes 
of wine, whereof the malefactors sold each tun in Flanders for 10 marks, 
40 quarters of wheat, each quarter whereof they sold for 50s., 6 rolls of 
sail-cloth, price 40«. a roll, a barrel full of helmets, haubergeons (hauhe- 
riettorum), and other armour, price 60/., 110 yards of Britanny cloth for 
housings for horses {pro hueiis ad equos), price 110s., and that the ship 
and tackle were worth 133/. 6s. 8</., the sum total whereof is 497/. 10s. Od. ; 
whereupon the king requested the count of Flanders to cause satisfaction to 
be made to the earl's attorney ; but he has not done so and has not written 
to the king concerning this matter : wherefore the king orders the bailiffs 
to arrest goods of the men and merchants of the count's power to the value 
of 100/,, in part satisfaction of the above sum of 497/. 10s. Od., and to 
keep the same safely until the earl have been satisfied for the said 100/., or 
until otherwise ordered, certifying the king of their proceedings. The king 
has ordered the mayor and sheriffs of London to arrest goods in like manner 
to the value of 300/., and the bailiff's of Ipswich to arrest goods to the value 
of 97/. 10s. Od. By p.s. 



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193 



1320. 

June 3. 

Westminster. 



June 2. 

Westminster. 



June 3. 

Westminster. 

June 3. 

Westminster. 



June 4. 
Westminster. 



June 3. 

Westminster. 



May 24. 
Odiham. 



76416. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 
To Henry de Percy. Order to pay to Edward, earl of Cliester, the king's 
son, 200 marks for Easter term last and 200 marks for Michaelmas term 
next, and afterwards 400 marks yearly at those termSj which are due from 
Henry for the custody of the lands of Henry de Percy in co. York during the 
minority of his heir, the king having lately granted to his son during plea- 
sure the above ferm, -which Eleanor, late the wife of Henry de Percy, 
rendered for the custody of his lands, she having surrendered the custody 
thereof and the issues of the same from Michaelmas last on account of the 
destruction of the said lands by the Scotch rebels, and the king having 
ordered the issues thereof from Michaelmas last to be delivered to the afore- 
said Henry. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king lately 
ordered by letters of privy seal John de Lincoln, citizen of Lincoln, to 
deliver to Roger de Wyngefeld, clerk, the money due from him for wool 
received from the manors that formerly belonged to the Templars, as 
appears by the indentures made between the said John and the bailifTs of 

the manors- ■ — [^Incomplete. ~\ 

[ Vacated.'] 

William de Dodewelle, imprisoned at Exeter for the death of Walter de 
Rileye, has letters to the sheriff of Devon to bail him until the first assize. 

Adam de Bosecombe, imprisoned at Dorcestre for the death of William 
Wynegod, has letters to the sheriff of Dorset to bail him until the first 
assize. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to expend up to 10^. in repairing the 
houses and other buildings within the castle of Old Savum. 

To the same. Order to re])air the king's old mill near Salesbury castle 
by the view of Thomas de Ford, clerk. 

To the keeper of the forest of Clarendon. Order to dehver to the sheriff 
of Wilts 30 oaks fit for timber in order to construct newly and repair the 
aforesaid mill, and also three oaks lit for timber for the repair of the houses 
and other buildings within the castle of Old Sarum. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to J. 
bishop of Carlisle in his account of the fifth of the clergy granted to the 
late king 50 marks paid by him to Henry de Percy by virtue of the late 
king's order to pay him that sum in aid of the expenses of his men in the 
city of Carlisle for the defence thereof against the Scots, notwithstanding 
which payment the bishop remains charged at the exchequer with this 
50 marks, receiving from him Henry's letter of receipt and the late king's 
order to pay, and charging Henry's executors with that sum. 

To Ralph de Camoys, constable of Wyudesore castle, or to him who sup- 
plies his place. Order to permit ilie abbot of Westminster to have eight bucks 
in that forest on the eve of St. Peter ad Vincula, in accordance with the 
grant by Henry III. to Richard, then abbot of Westminster, of eight bucks 
yearly from the forest of Wendesore to be taken at the king's expense and 
carried by the constable to Westminster on the eve of St. Peter aforesaid, 
and to cause the abbot to have any arrears of the same grant. 

To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
to Eh'zabeth, late the wife of William de Monte Acuto, tenant in chief, the 
following of his lands, which the king has assigned to her in dower : the 
manor of Thorlebere, co. Somerset, of the yearly value of 17/. 16*. 9\d. 
the manor of Gothull, in the same county, of the yearly value of 9/. 2s. 1 id. 
the manor of Karsyngton, co. Oxford, of the yearly value of 13/. Is. 'id. 



194 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1320. Membrane 4 — cont. 

the manor of Aston Clynton, co. Buckingham, of the yearly value of 
13/. 10s. Id. ; certain tenements in Wendovre, in the same county, of the 
yearly value of 6s. 2d. ; certain tenements in Dunrugge in Aston, in the 
same county, of the yearly value of 5s. ; 33/. 5s. 6d. of yearly rent from 
33 customary tenants in Chedeseye, co. Somerset; 77s. l\^d. of yearly 
rent from the abbot of Bynedon of the 201. of yearly rent that the abbot 
renders yearly for the manor of LoUesworth, co Dorset, 



3IEMBRANE 3. 

June 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Ed- 

Westminster, mund de Dynieton, late chamberlain of North Wales, 78/. 12s. lid. in his 
account, which sum he expended by order of Roger de Mortuo Mari of 
Chirk, justice of Wales, about the costs of certain ships provided in Wales, 
and of the men and mariners in the same, for the security of those parts by 
reason of the Scotch rebels being then in Ireland. 

By K. on the information of Mastert Robert de Baldok . 

June 4. To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Westminster, to be elected in place of John de Everle, whom the king has amoved from 
office for insufficient qualification. 

May 23. To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Odiham. meddle further with 46 acres of meadow, c.'jlled ' Stokwelmede,' near the 
priory of Oxford, co. Berks {sic), taken into the king's hands with other lands 
of William de Monte Acuto, tenant in chief, and to I'estore the issues thereof, 
as it appears by inquisition taken by the esoheiitor that William held the 
said meadow together with his wife Elizabeth, and that Fetcr de Liniesy, 
knight, gave the same to William and Elizabeth and the heirs of William, 
and that it is held of Geoffrey son of Nicholas de Stokewell by the service 
of one rose yearly. 

To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest this side 
Trent. Order to cause 20 leafless oaks to be delivered to the sheriff of 
Wilts, in order to make lime therewith for the repair of the king's mill 
near Salisbury. By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Henry de Kerswall, deceased. 

To John de Crumwell, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent. Order 
to deliver Henry le Serjaunt of Esingwold, imprisoned at York for 
trespass of venison in the forest of Galtres, in bail to twelve mainpernors, 
who shall undertake to have him before the jusiices for forest pleas when 
they come to those parts to stand to justice concerning the premises. 

To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest this side 
Trent, or to him who supplies his place. Like order in favour of Nicholas 
de Bradeleye, imprisoned at Aylesbury for trespass of vert in Bernewode 
forest. 

June 9. To A. archbishop of Dublin. Order to cause the tenth for one year im- 

Dunton. posed upon the clergy of England and Ireland by pope John XXII. for the 
king's use to be levied from the clergy of Ireland, one moiety in the quinzaine 
of Michaelmas and the other in the quinzaine of the Purification, so that he 
may answer for the same at the exchequer of Dublin at the aforesaid 
terms, which tenth the pope has deputed him to collect, together with W. 
archbishop of Canterbury and S. bishop of London, by his letters with 



June 8. 

Havering- 
atte-Bower. 



June 10- 

Tliunderley. 

June 10. 
Thunderley. 



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105 



1320. 



Jan. (sic) 5, 

Westminster. 



June 4. 
Westminster. 



June 5. 

Westminster. 



June 11. 
Thunderley. 



June 5. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 3 — conl. 

bulls, a transcript whereof the king sends to him under the seal of the 
archbishop of Canterbury ami also under the attestation of a notary (sub 
manti publico). ]ij K". 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port of 
Southampton. Order to permit the king's clerk Master Pancius de Controne 
to take 80 sacks of wool from that port to parts beyond sea without paying 
the custom of half a mark a sack, in allowance of 40 marks granted to him 
by the queen out of that custom, the issues whereof the king has granted 
to her during pleasure. 

By K. on the information of Master Robert Baldok. 

To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest this 
side Trent. Order to cause thirty oaks fit for timber to be delivered to the 
sheriff of "Wilts from the wood of Milchete in the forest of Claringdon, or 
sixty oaks fit for timber iu the forest of Chute, for the reconstruction of the 
king's mill near Salisbury castle. By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To Ralph de Walmere, sub-prior of Dover priory. Order to admit a 
person to be deputed by W. archbishop of Canterbury to supervise along 
with him the custody of the priory of St. Martin, Dover, the king having 
granted the custody of the priory to the said Ralph during pleasure upon 
the death of Robert, the last prior, on account of the dissension which arose 
regarding the creation of his successor, because the patronage of the priory 
fjertained to the king, the late king having recovered in his court, in the 
14th year of his reign, the advowson thereof against the prior of Holy 
Trinity, Canterbury, and it is contained in the judgment (conskleratione) 
that the prior of Holy Trinity, who claimed in court that a monk professed 
in his priory should be made prior upon every voidance of St. Martin's 
priory, could not thenceforth claim anything in St. Martin's priory to make 
any monk of his prior thereof, as the archbishop of Canterbury has asserted 
before the king that he has right in the advowson and custody of St. 
Martin's priory, and has prayed the king to render the same to him ; 
wherefore the king makes the present order, as he does not wish for certain 
reasons that the matter should be finally determined, and as he wishes that 
the goods of the priory shall be well kept and expended whilst the matter is 
pending. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequei'. Order to acquit Thomas 
Syward and other tenants of the lands that belonged to Robert Fulcouis of 
40 marks, which they are exacting from the said tenants by summons of the 
exchequer for money that the late king ordered to be paid to Robert as his 
fee, the late king having, on 25 December, in the 14th year of his reign, 
ordered his treasurer and chamberlains to pay to Solomon de RofE' and 
Robert Fulconis, late his justices in eyre in co. Cornwall, 50 marks, to wit 
30 marks to Solomon and 20 marks to Robert, for Easter term, in the 12th 
year of his reign, for the annual fees granted to them by, him, and having 
afterwards, on 24 April, in the same year, ordered his treasurer and 
chamberlains to pay to the said Solomon, Walter de Hoptou, Richard de 
Bylaund, and the aforesaid Robert, Master Thomas de Sudyngton, and 
Walter de Stirchesleye, his justices in eyre in co. Norfolk, 135 marks, 
to wit 30 marks to Solomon, 25 marks to Walter de Hopton, and 20 marks 
each to the said Richard, Robert, Thomas, and Walter, for Easter term, in 
his 14th year, for their yearly fees of office granted to them by him. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Whereas the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the sherift" of Northumberland that a certain 
ship laden with wool and hides was* wrecked {periclitata) at Ayseworthe, 
near Holy Island, within the bishop of Durham's liberty of Norliam, 

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1320. Membrane 3 — cont. 

where the bishop has regal rights, wreck of the sea and what pertains to 
wi-eck of the sea, and that no animal escaped alive from the ship, and that 
the bishop's ministers of the liberty seized the ship, wool and hides into 
his hands as wreck of the sea, and that Thomas de Gra}', constable of his 
castle of Norhani, sent 42 sacks of the wool to Newcastle-on-Tyne because 
they could not be saved in those parts on account of the war, and the 
mayor and bailiffs have returned to the king that they arrested in the said 
town about 40 sacks of wool, which the bishop claimed as his, because in 
the treaty lately concluded at Twedemuth between the magnates deputed 
by the king and Eobei't de Brus the latter claimed the wool aforesaid as 
belonging to him by reason of a truce previously granted, on account 
of which claim Richard de Emeldon, then mayor of Newcastle, was 
ordered to keep the wool safely until it were decided to whom it belonged ; 
and as the bishop has now besought the king to do justice to him con- 
cerning the wool, the king orders the mayor and bailiffs to restore it to the 
bishop, saving the rights of the king and of others, taking security from 
the bishop to answer for the wool or its price if it should be adjudged, ac- 
cording to the form of the truce aud treaty aforesaid, to those of Scotland. 

June 10. To Eiohard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 

Wx Simon le Bret, son and heir of Robert le Bret, tenant in chief, to have seisin 

[Wykes). qJ ijjg father's lands, as he has proved his age before the escheator and the 

king has taken his homage. By p.s. 

To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest this side 
Trent. Order to cause .John Spark, keeper of ihe king's manor of Fecken- 
ham, to have twelve oaks fit for timber with their lop (escactis) from the 
forest of Feckenham in order to repair the houses of the manor and underwood 
in the forest to repair the pales for the king's pond of that manor. By K. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Henry de Bray, who has no lands in the county 
except those whereof he was enfeoffed jointly with Mabel his wife, so that 
he is insufficiently qualified. 

June 8. To the treasurer aud barons of the exchequer. Order to ascertain by all 

Havering- means possible, to wit by examination of the rolls and memoranda of the 
atte-Bower. exchequer and by other means, what chattels, liberties, lands, tenements, 
hundreds, knights' fees, advowsons of churches, customs, pedages {paiagid) 
and other profits have come to the king's hands by the death of the late king or 
after his death or before, within liberties and without, as of the right of the 
crown or otherwise, and what still remain in the king's hands, and what are 
in the hands of others, and who hold them, and by whose demise, and from 
what time, and what are held in fee, for term of life, and at will, or other- 
wise, and the yearly value of the chattels, liberl.ies, lands, hundreds, fees, 
advowsons, customs, pedages, and other profits in all issues, not only according 
to the extents thereof made at other times, but according to their true value, 
and to certify the king of all and singular the premises in three weeks from 
Michaelmas. The king has ordered the like information to be taken into 
the chancery and to be sent to them before the said time, so that he may be 
informed by them under the exchequer seal of what shall be found in the 
chancery and of what they shall find. By p.s. 

\_Foedera.'] 

June 15. To Roger de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to John 

Sturry. son of John Giiiard of Weston the manors of Norton and Weston-Underegge 

and the advowson of Weston church, which are held in chief, and the issues 

received therefrom since his father's death, as it appears by inquisition taken 

by Master Richard de Clare, late escheator this side Trent, that Adam de 



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Herwynton granted the manors and advowson to the said John for life hy 
fine levied in the king's court, with remainder to John son of the said Joha 
and the heirs of his body, to be held of the king by the services therefor due 
and accustomed, by which inquisition it appears that the manors and advow- 
son are held of the Iting in chief by knight service, the king having taken 
John's homage therefor. By p.s. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle with the other lands of the said 
John GilTard, deceased, as it appears by inquisition that he held no lands in 
chief at his death in his demesne as of fee, but that he held the manors of 
Norton and Weston Underegge and the advowson of Weston for life of the 
gift of Adam de Herwynton, as above. 

To Master Eichard de Clare, late esche.itor this side Trent. Order to 
deliver to the aforesaid John all the issues received from the manors and 
lands aforesaid since they were taken into the king's hands. 

June 15. To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest this side 

Slurry. Trent. Order to permit no one to have common in the king's forests unduly 

unless they be resident and hold land therein. By p.s. 



Membrane 2. 

June 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 
Canterbury, executors of John, bishop of Ely, 2C0 marks in their account at the ex- 
cliequer, the king having released that sum, which the bi.shop owed for his 
own tenth of the yearly tenth of the clergy granted to the king by the pope, 
to the bishop in consideration of his great expenses in the king's service, 
and having ordered John, bishop of Winchester, then collector of the tenth, 
to cause that sum to be allowed to the said bishop of Ely. 

May 22. To Eichard de Eodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to dis- 

Odiham. train Luke, brother and heir of Peter deVienne, tenant in chief, for homage 

for his father's lands, as the king has taken his homage. By p.s. 

June 1.3. To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest this side 

Canterbury. Trent. Order to deliver John de Ford of Chabcham, imprisoned at Wynde- 

sore for trespass of venison in the forest of Wyndesore, in bail to twelve 

mainpernors who shall undertake to have him before the justices for forest 

pleas in co. Surrey when they next come to those parts to stand to right. 

To John de Crumwell, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent. Like order in 
favour of John le Bret, imprisoned at Kotyngham for trespass of venison in 
Shirwode Forest. 

June 17. To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Order to supersede entirely the king's 
Canterbury, order to him and S. bishop of London, principal collectors of the tenth im- 
posed upon the clergy by the pope for the king's use, to cause the ecclesias- 
tical goods of the prior and brethren {fratrew) of the hospital of St. John 
of Jerusalem in England to be taxed to the tenth, the king having issued 
such order to them and to all the bishops of England believing that the 
pope had not excepted the prior and brethren. By C. 

The like to the bishop of London. 

To W. archbishop of York. Order to supersede the king's order to 
cause the ecclesiastical goods of the said prior and brethren that have not 
hitherto been placed to the above tenth to be taxed, and to send the taxa- 
tion thereof and of their other ecclesiastical goods to W. archbishop of 
Canterbury and S. bishop of London, the principal collectors of the tenth. 

The like to all the bishops of England and to the keeper of the spirituali- 
ties of the bishopric of Lincoln. 



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1320. Membrane 2 — cont. 

June 17. To the taxors and collectors of the eighteenth in the county of Essex. 

Canterbury. Although lately, upon the king's being given to understand that the move- 
able goods that the prior and brethren of the hospital of St. John of 
Jerusalem in England and their villeins had at Michaelmas last in that 
couuty had not been taxed to the eighteenth like the moveable goods of 
others of the commuuily of the county, he ordered the taxors and collectors 
to cause their goods aforesaid to be taxed to the eighteenth according to the 
form of the taxation and to cause the money thence arising to be paid into 
the exchequer, notwithstanding any mandate to the contrary, hhe king now 
orders them to supersede until further orders the levying of the eighteenth 
of the goods of the prior and brethren after they have taxed them, provided 
that they certify the treasurer and barons of the amount due from the prior 
and brethren for the eighteenth and that the goods of their villeins 
previously taxed by virtue of the aforesaid order shall not be again taxed, 
as the prior has lent to the king 200 marks by the hands of John, bishop of 
Winchester, then treasurer, and the chamberlains of the exchequer, which 
sum the king promised by his letters patent to pay to the prior out of the 
eighteenth at Martinmas last, and the prior has suggested to the king that 
the goods of his villeins are taxed to the king's use like the goods of others 
of that county, and has prayed that the said 200 marks may be allowed to 
him in the eighteenth due from his own goods. By C. 

The like to the taxors and collectors in all the counties of England. 

ByC. 

Here the king crossed to France to do homage to the king of France at 
Amiens for the lands that he ought to hold of him in parts beyond sea, as 
is more fully contained in a memorandum on the back of this roll. 

June 25. William son of Adam de Saxelby, imprisoned at Lincoln for the death of 

Walter Erie of Saxelby, has letters to the sheriff of Lincoln to bail him 

until the first assize. Witness : Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, the 
king's kinsman. 

William de Kirkeby-on-Bayn, imprisoned at Lincoln for the death of 
Richard Aungevyn, has letters to the sheriff of Lincoln to bail him until 
the first assize. 

To the sheriff" of Bedford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John le White of Dunstaple, whom the king has 
amoved from ofiice for insufficient qualification. 

June 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to call before 

Dover. them such of the king's council as they shall think fit, and to deliberate 
concerning the introduction into the realm of clipped money of the king's 
and counterfeit money from parts beyond sea, and to cause a speedy remedy 
to be provided by inquisitors and examiners of such money in places where 
necessary, and by other means, so that the evil may wholly cease and the 
trespassers be punislied according to the king's late proclamation, and that 
answer be made to the king for the forfeitures thence arising, as the king 
understands that alien and native merchants continue to introduce and use 
such money notwithstanding his proclamation. By K, and C. 

\^Fcedera.'] 



Membrane 2 — Schedule. 

June 15. To the justices of the Bench. Order not to put Aymer de Valencia, earl 

Slurry. of Pembroke, in default 'for his failure to appear before them on Sunday 

the qninzaine of Holy Trinity and three following days, as he was engaged 

in the king's service so that he could not appear in the suit before them by 



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writ of right between John de Claveryng', demandant, and the earl, 
deforciant, concerulDg a messuage, 50 acres of hxnd, and 2Ss. of yearly rent 
in Fyleby, nor in the suit before them by writ of right between the afore- 
said John, demandant, and the earl, deforciant, concerning the manor of 
Possewyk and appurtenances, excepting 16 messuages, 193 acres of land, 
100 acres of marsh, 16*. 8af. of yearly rent in the manor, nor in the suit before 
them by another writ between the said John, demandant, and the earl, 
tenant, concerning the manor of Reydon with appurtenances, excepting 
12 messuages, 66 acres of land, and 2 acres of meadow in the same manor. 

By p.s. 



June 27. 

Westmiuster. 



June 28. 

Westminster. 



June 22. 
DoTcr. 



Membrane 1. 

To Richard de Rodeney, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manors of Glosthorp and Bauseye, co. Norfolk, 
and to restore the issues thereof, as it appears by inquisition that William 
son of William de Bovill and Joan his wife jointly held the manors at his 
death of the feoffment of John de Catfeld, and that the manors are held of 
the honour of Eye by knight service, and that they were taken into the 
king's hands by reason of William's death and because William and Joan 
acquired the manors without the king's licence; and the king pardoned 
Joan (he trespass committed by her for a fine that she made with the king ; 
whereupon he ordered the escheator not to intermeddle further with the 
manors ; and the escheator returned that Thomas le Latymer, who married 
[one] of the daughters and heiresses of the aforesaid William, brought to 
him a writ of the king's ordering him to take into his hands all the lauds 
whereof William was seised in his demesne as of fee at the time of his 
death, and that he gave the escheator to understand that William was seised 
of the manors aforesaid at his death, by reason whereof the custody thereof 
ought to pertain to the king, and that afterwards the king ordered the 
escheator by writ of privy seal not to amove the king's hands from that 
custody without special order from the king, on which account he had 
superseded the execution of the king's previous order. Witness : Aymer 
de Valencia, earl of Pembroke. By the said earl and C. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage and a 
carucate of land in Ertheburgh, and to restore the issues thereof, as it 
appears by inquisition that it is not to the damage of the king or others if 
he grant to Henry de Langgeton, clerk, permission to retain the premises 
for life, so that after his death they should revert to the abbot of 
Osles . . . ., from whom he acquired them, and that they are held of John 
de Stokton, and not of the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to charge 
Robert de Barton, late receiver of the king's victuals in (he parts of Carlisle, 
with 100/. or with any part thereof, which sura the king, on 12 July, in the 
12th year of his reign, ordered J. bishop of Winchester, principal collector 
of the tenth for one year imposed upon the clergy by the pope for the 
king's use, to pay to Robert out of the said tenth in the bishopric of 
Durham for the maintenance of the men-at-arms garrisoning the city and 
castle of Carlisle, as the prior of Durham, sub-collector of the said tenth in 
the bishopric of Durham, has certified the king that Robert has not 
received the 100/. nor any part thereof from him because he received no 
order from the said bishop or from the king. Witness : Aymer de Valencia, 
earl of Pembroke. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Roger 
Damory, keeper of the castle of St. Briavels, in his ferm, his expenses in 
repairing the houses of that castle. By p.s. 



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1320. 

June 28. 

Westminster. 



[July] 3. 
We.stminster. 



June 28. 
Westminster. 



July 3. 
Westminster 



July 4. 
Westminster. 



July 4. 

"yVestminster, 



Membrane 1 — cont. 
To Aymcr de Valencia, carl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest this side 
Trent. Order to deliver "William de la, Haye of Greastede and Peter de 
Wateville, imprisoned at Colchester for trespass of venison in the forest 
of Essex, in bail to twelve mainpernors. Witness : Aymer de Valencia, 
earl of Pembroke. 

To Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wyggemor, j usticiary of Ireland. Order to 
deliver to Master John de Sancto Amando, brother and heir of Almaric de 
Sancto Amando, the issues received from his brother's lands from the time 
when it appears to the justiciary that John might have delivered to John de 
Wogan, late justiciary of Ireland, the king's writ of 1 March, in the 4th 
year of his reign, ordering him to cause the said John to have seisin of his 
Drother's lands in Ireland upon his finding security to answer for his relief 
at the exchequer of Dublin, the king having, on 28 October, in the said 
year, taken his fealty for his brother's lands, and caused seisin of his 
brother's lands in England to be delivered to him, provided that he came in 
person to the king, who was then in Scotland, upon his return to England 
to do homage therefor. Witness : Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to charge 
Robert de Barton, late receiver of the king's victuals in the parts of Car- 
lisle, with 10/. only of the money of the tenth for one year imposed upon 
the clergy by pope John XXII. and granted to the king, the king having, 
on 12 July, in the 12th year of his reign, ordered J. bisliop of Winchester, 
the principal collector of the said tenth, to pay all tlie money of the tenth 
in the diocese of Carlisle to the aforesaid Robert by indenture to be made 
between Robert and the prior of St. Mary's, Carlisle, sub-collector of the 
tenth, for the munition of the castle and town of Carlisle, as the prior has 
certified that he paid 10/. only of the tenth to Robert, and that he paid the 
residue thereof to John de Loutre, afterwards receiver of the king's vic- 
tunls there, on account of the Scotch war and by the king's writ and the 
bishop's letter. 

To the collectors of the eighteenth in the county of Lancaster. Order to 
supersede until further orders the levying of the eighteenth of the goods of 
the prior of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem and his men and tenants 
of Certemel, Fourneys, and Lonnesdale, in that county, making taxation of 
the same according to his commission, as the prior has given the king to 
understand that those parts have been burnt by the Scotch rebels and the 
goods and chattels of the men of those parts destroyed and partly stolen, so 
that the prior and his men and tenants cannot pay the eighteenth of their 
goods. By C. 

To Roger de Mortuo Mari of Chirk, justice of Wales, or to him who 
supplies his place. Order to release Henry de Shirokes, chamberlain of 
Caernarvan, and Robert de Ripon, his chaplain, from prison at Caernarvan, 
to which they have been committed by the justice at the procuration of 
certain of their rivals suggesting that they had done some things contrary 
to the statute of Wales, upon their finding twelve mainpernors each to 
answer before the king or his justices, as they are prepared to answer be- 
fore the king. The king will shortly send certain of his subjects to Wales 
to enquire into the state thereof and of the conduct of the king's ministers 
there. Witness : Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke. 

By the keeper of the realm and 0. 

To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest this side 
Trent, or to him who supplies his place. Order to deliver William le 
Plommer, imprisoned at Colcestie for trespass of venison in the forest of 
Esse.x, to twelve mainpernors who shall undertake to have him before the 
justices of forest pleas when they next come to those parts, 



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1320. Membrane 1 — cont. 

June 28. To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. Alice, lato tUe wife of Nicholas Fouer of Sutton, tenant in chief, tlie follow- 
ing of his, lands which the iiing has assigned to her as dower : a third of a 
cottage in Sutton, which part is of the yearly value of \d. ; 5 acres of land 
in the same town, of the yearly value of lo<^. ; 1^ roods of meadow in the 
same town, of the yearly value of A\d. Witness : Aymer de Valencia, 
earl of Pembroke. 

June 28. To Gilbert de Stapelton, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with the lands of Gerard Salveyn other than the manor of 
Korthduffeld, [which] he held of John le Chaumberleyn, son and heir of 
Robert le Chaumberleyn, tenant in chief, and certain lands in Skourburgh, 
which he held of Henry son and heir of Henry de Percy, tenant in chief, 
both minors in the king's wardship, as it appears by the inquisition taken 
by the escheator that Gerard held nothing of the king in chief at his death, 
but that he held the above manor and lands. Witness : Aymer de 
Valencia, earl of Pembroke. 



1319. 

July 9. 
York. 



July 8. 
York. 



July 12. 
York. 



Membrane 2ld. 

Adam, abbot of Meaux, acknowledges, for himself andconveiit, that he 
owes to John Darcy of Norton 29/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

William le Smale of Thornover acknowledges that he owes to William 
son of Reginald de Kypax 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Nicholas de Lund of ' Thornton-in-the-Benes ' acknowledges that he 
owes to William de Clyff, clerk, 13 maiks; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

To R. count of Flanders. Concerning the restitution of two ships of 
his dominion, one of which was, he asserts, seized near Newcastle-on-Tyne, 
and the other near Hertelpol by the king's subjects, for which he has 
written the king by the bearer hereof, the king signifies to him that he is 
unable to find that any ship of the count's dominion has been seized near 
Newcastle, and that the other ship was captured by the king's men whilst 
voyaging to Scotland because many of the king's enemies of Scotland were 
found in her, for which reason the ship and all the goods in her are for- 
feited to the king, so that the king can do nothing in restoring the afore- 
said ships ; wherefore he requests the count to hold him excused. 

Robert son of Roger de Thornton near Bulmere acknowledges that he 
owes to Robert son of John de Claris Vallibus and William de Houeden, 
clerk, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Alexander Laraberd of Bishop's Lenne acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Houk, clerk, 20s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

William Tankard, parson of the church of Great Usbnrn, in the diocese 
of York, acknowledges that he owes to John de Ouslhorp 100*. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Bugh de Lund of Kirtelyngton, chaplain, acknowledges that he owes to 
Richard de Escrik 8 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 



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1319. Memhrane 2ld — cont. 

July 18. Robert son of Thomas de Pontefracto of Wyvelesthorp acknowledges 

York. that he owes to Robert de Sywardby, knight, 100/. ; to be levied, in default 

of payment, of his lauds and chattels in co. York. 

Robert de Sywardby, knight, and Richard de Kelycgwyk, parson of the 
church of Mithyngesby, diocese of York, acknowledge that they owe to 
Robert son of Thomas de Pontefracto of Wyvelesthorp 1,000/.; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Gilbert de Lincoln, skinner { pellipar) of London, acknowledges that 
ho owes to Roger de Northburgh, archdeacon of Richmond, 20 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the 
city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

July 20. Peter de Lekeburn, Henry de Halton, John sou of Baldewyn Pygot, John 

York. de Wynceby, William do Pauuton, Robert Tours, and Eudo de Billesby 

acknowledge that they owe to Roger Damory 2,420/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Robert de Cave, parson of a moiety of the church of Northtudenham, 
acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Sibthorp, clerk, 40s ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 
Cancelled on payment, 
Stephen de Hessey acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of St. 
Mary's York 5 marks 10s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 
July 20. To the abbot of Byland {de Bella Landa). Order to be at York on 

York. Monday after the feast of St. Mary Magdalene next, to treat with the 
king's council upon the king's affairs and to give his counsel and to do 
further what shall be then ordained. [Pari. Writs.'] 

The like to the following : 

Master Robert de Pykeryng, dean of St. Peter's York. 
The abbot of St. Mary's York. 
The abbot of Seleby. 
The abbot of Kirkestall. 
The piior of Holy Trinity, York. 
The prior of St. Andrew's York. 
The prior of Helagh park. 
The prior of Wartre. 
The prior of Kirkehani. 
The prior of Watton. 
The prior of EUerton. 
The prior of Newburgh. 
■ The prior of Malton. [Ibid.'] 
The like to the following to be at York on Thursday after [Incom- 
plete entry.] 

Robert son of William le Vavassour acknowledges that he owes to Peter 
son of William de Middelton 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

July 20. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made in his 

York. county [court] and elsewhere that all persons having a whole knight's fee 

or lands of the yearly value of 50/. shall receive knighthood before 

Michaelmas under a fitting pain. By K. 

[Icedera ; Pari. JVrits.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 



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To the sheriff of York. Order to cavise proclamation to be made that 
all earls, harons, knights and others owing service to tlie king who did not 
join the king at York with their service, in accordance with his summons 
of all the service due to him to join him tliere on the morrow of St. James 
last to set out against the Soots, wiiich d;iy was afterwards prorogued, shall 
now join him, and that all prelates, men oC religion, women, and other persons 
who did not make their service to him then shall come to the exchequer to 
make fine with the king for their default before Michaelmas next, the king 
having previously ordered the sheriff to cause proclamation to be made 
that they should make fine at the exchequer before St. Peter ad Vincula 
next, and having enjoined the treasurer and barons to take fines at the rata 
of 20/. from them for a fee. By K. 

[Fcedei-a ; Pari. Writs.'] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [/6irf.] 

July 25. John Giffard of Wonewardstowe acknowledges that he ewes to John 
Darlington. Giffard of Brymesfeld 1,000/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Henry du Boys, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Hothum, 
bishop of Ely, 46*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of bis lands and 



chattels in co. York. 



Cancelled on payment. 



Membrane 'lOd. 

July 20. Ralph de Bulmer, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Ankefin 

York. Salvayn 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

July 20. To W, archbishop of Canterbury. Request that he will lend the king 

York. as much money as he can, or at least his portion of the tenth of the 

clergy of the province of Canterbury granted to the king by the pope, and 
that he will cause the money to be delivered to the treasurer and barons at 
the exchequer before the Assumption next, receiving from them letters 
patent under the exchequer seal for the allowance or repayment of the same 
out of the tenth and other aids, as the eighteenth of counties and the twelfth 
of cities and boroughs and the tenth of the clergy of the province of York, 
granted to the king in the parliament of York, cannot be levied before 
Michaelmas next, and the king needs money greatly for the prosecution of 
the war against the Scotch rebels this summer, his exchequer being ex- 
hausted. The archbishop is desired to induce the abbot, priors, prelates 
of collegiate churches and their convents in his diocese to help the king in 
like manner, and tn inform the king at the exchequer of those whom he 
shall so induce. \_Fcedera ; Pari. Writs.'] 

The like to twelve bishops, [/iz't/.] 

The like to the master of the order of Sempyngham, requesting him to 
induce the priors and masters of his order to help the king as above. 
llbid.] 

To the prior and convent of Christ Church, Canterbury. Request that 
they will lend the king money, as in above request to the archbishop, 
omitting the last clause. \_Ibid.] 

The like to sixty-five abbots, priors and their convents, deans and chap- 
ters. \_Ibid.] 



204 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1319. Membrane 20d — cont. 

July 20. To the mayor, bailiffs, and wliole community of Canterbury. Like 

York. request for a loan of as much money as they can find, or at least to the 

amount of their twelfth. By K. and C. 

The like to the mayors, bailiffs, men, etc., of fifty cities and towns. \_Ihid.'] 
To the mayor, bailiffs, and whole community of the city of York. Like 
request for loan, to be delivered at York to one of the clerks of the ward- 
robe. \_lbid.~\ 

The like to the communities of tliirty-eight towns, \_lbid.'] 



Membrane 19c?. 

July 24. Hugh de Wandesford and William de Chauncy acknowledge that they 

Darlington owe to the king 10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
{Dernington). i^u^g and chattels in CO. York. 

^ote of payinent o/'lOls. 

Robert le Tuckere and Henry de Bayldon acknowledge that they owe to 
the king 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, as above. 
Note of payment of \00s. 

Adam le Tuckere and Henry de Bayldon acknowledge that they owe to 
the king 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, as above. 
Note of payment of 4:0s. 

William le Strenglayer and Henry de Bayldon acknowledge that they 
owe to the king 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, as above. 
Note of payment of 60s. Qd. 

Adam le Carteie and Thomas de Helperthorp acknowledge that they owe 
to the king 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, as above. 
Note of payment of 60s. 6d. 

Robert Cut, Henry de Bayldon, and William de Stransale of York 
acknowledge that they owe to the king 40*. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, as above. 

William Cut and William de Stransale of York acknowledge that they 
owe to the king 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, as above. 
Note of payment of 6s. 6d. 

Robert le Lymbrenuere and Master John de Scardeburgh acknowledge 
that they owe to the king 2 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, as 
above. 

John Godesh alve and William de Stransale of York acknowledge that 
they owe to the king 4 marks; to be levied, iu default of payment, as above. 

Reginald le Carter, Henry de Novo Castro of York, John de Stalyngburgh, 
Henry de Belton, and Roger de Duffeld of York acknowledge that they 
owe to the king 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, as above. 
Note of payment of 191. 13s. l}d. 

William le Cartere, Henry de Novo Castro of York, John de Stalyngburgh, 
Henry de Belton, and Roger de Duffeld of York acknowledge that they 
owe to the king 60 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, as above. 
Note of payment of 131. 6s. 8c?. 



13 EDWARD II. 205 



1319. Membrane I9rf — cont. 

John son of Hugh, Henry de Boweland, and Warin le Chapman 
acknowledge that they owe to the king 30 marks; to be levied, in default of 
payment, as above. 

Note of payment of 81. 

Roger Ughtred and Robert de Melton acknowledge that they owe to 
the king 16 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, as above. 

Henry de Roeston, Robert de Melton, and Robert de Honsom acknow- 
ledge that they owe to the king 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, as above. 

Note of payment of 6/. Os. 3d. 

Thomas son of .John, Henry de Boweland, and Warin le Chapman 
acknowledge that they owe to the king 6 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, as above. 

Adam de Semere acknowledges that he osves to the king 80 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, as above. 

Hugh de Wandesford, Robert le Tuckere, Adam le Tuckere, William le 
Strenglayer, Adam le Carter, Robert Cut. William Cut, Robert le Lymbren- 
nere, John Godeshalve, Reginald le Cartere, William le Cartere, John son of 
Hugh, Roger Ughtred, Henry de Roston, Thomas son of John, and Adam de 
Semere acknowledge that they owe to the king 60 marks; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Hugh de Wandesford and the others named in the preceding acknow- 
ledge that they owe to the king 2,000/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of (heir lands and chattels in co. York. 

Memorandum, that whereas the aforesaid Adam de Semer, Reginald le 
Carter, William le Carter, John son of Hugh, Roger Ughtred, Henry de 
Roston, and Thomas son of John, accused of divers trespasses, wrongs, ex- 
cesses, and contempts committed against the king before certain justices 
appointed to bear and determine the premises, rendered themselves to the 
king's grace, and the aforesaid Hugh de Wandesford, Robert le Tuckere, 
Adam le Tuckere, William le Strenglayer, Adam le Carter, Robert Cut, 
William Cut, Robert le Lymbrennere, and John Godeshalve were con- 
victed of the premises before the said justices, and the king, in consider- 
ation of the above sums that each of them acknowledged to him, pardoned 
them the trespasses, etc., as contained on the Patent roll of the same year, 
the aforesaid Hugh, Robert, Adam, William, Adam, Robert, William, 
Robert, John, Reginald, William, John, Roger, Henry, Thomas, and Adam 
acknowledged 2,000/. to the king under the following condition, to wit that 
if they or any of them conducted themselves evilly against the king here- 
after and were convicted thereof, then the execution of the said recognisance 
of 2,000/. should run against them jointly, and the king wills and grants 
that no execution of the said 2,000/. or any part thereof shall run against 
any of them who shall not have been lawfully convicted. 

July 26. John le Bret acknowledges that he OAves to William de Ayremynn, clerk, 

Durham. 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert le Conestable of Flaynburgh acknowledges that he owes to Roger 
de Seleby of York 200 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1319. Membrane 19rf — cont. 

R^cbard son of William de Playce of Neuton acknowledges that he owes 
to William Gower of Stitlom 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on ■payment. 

AVilliam Gower of Stitlom acknowledges that he owes to Richard sou of 
William de Playce of Neuton 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

July 28. Gilbert de Aton, knight, and John Torny acknowledge that they owe to 

Durham. John de Moubray, lord of the isle of Haxiholm, 1,000 marks ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York, excepting 
for Gilbert his [tenement] of Bardelby in that county. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Robert son of William le Conestable of Fleynburgh acknowledges that he 
owes to Richard de Huntyngdon of York 36/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Roger Ughtred, Henry de Roston, John son of Hugh, William le Carter, 
the elder, Reginald le Carter, and Thomas sou of John son of Hugh de 
Scardeburgh acknowledge that they owe to Thomas de Redenesse, 
citizen of York, 100/. ;, to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

July 29. Richard do Thorp acknowledges that he owes to Master John de 

Durham. Wakefeld, \fisicien,' 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Ed. Bacun, knight, puts in his place Thomas de Evesham and Thomas 

de Brayton, clerks, to prosecute tlie matter of a recognisance of 10/. made 

to him by Nicholas de Fersshet, knight, and Thomas de Wynton. 

July 20. To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Bequest for his prayers in favour 

York. of the king and his men setting out against the Scots, and that he will 
order prayers to the like purpose to be offered in his diocese. \^Fcedera.'\ 
The like to W. archbishop of York and eighteen bishops. [/6tc/.] 

July 28. To the keeper of the port of Dover. Order to permit the abbot of 

Durham. Swynesheved, of the Cistercian order, who is going to his chapter-general at 
Citeaux, to pass the sea in that port with his household, horses, and equip- 
ments and with 20 marks for his expenses ; provided that he do not make 
any apportum contrary to the ordinance. 

Aug. 1. Thomas de Roshale, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas le 

Newcastle-on- Aguiller of York 120/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
Tjne. chattels in co. Salop. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Aug. 7. Nicholas son of Thomas de Metham acknowledges that he owes to John 

Newcastle-on- de Oustborp, clerk, 12/. 10*. Od. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
Tyue. lands and chattels in co. York. 

Aucf. 8. John de Acton, clerk, has letters to the abbot and convent of Hide near 

Gosforih in Winchester to receive the yearly pension [due to one of the king's clerks] 

Northumber- ^y reason of the new creation of the abbot, 

land. •' 

Aug. 13. Robert de Misterton came before the king, on Monday after St. Laurence, 
Goeforth. and sought to replevy to Roger son of Nicholas de Misterton the said 



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207 



1319. Membrane \Qd — cont. 

Roger's land in Misterton, taken into the king's hands for his defanlt before 
the justices of the Bench against Cicely, late the wife of Adam Paukes of 
Misterton. This is signified to the justices. 



Membrane \Sd. 

Aug. 8. To the abhot of Byland. Order to pay to the abbot of St. Mary's York, 
Gosforth. sub-collector of the tenth for one year granted by the clergy of the province 
of York in aid of the Scotch war, 21/. before Sunday the morrow of St. 
Laurence next, which sum he promised to pay towards his tenth on Wednes- 
day the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula last to the said sub-collector, certifying 
the king in chancery on the said Sunday of his proceedings herein. If the 
money be not paid by that date, the king will cause it to be levied by the 
sheriff of York of his lands, cattle, and other goods whatsoever, sparing him 
in nothing, and will moreover proceed against him as a hinderer of the ex- 
pedition of the war. \_Parl. Writs.'] 

The like to the following for the following sums : 
The abbot of Whiteby, 20/. 
The abbot of Jervaux, 10/. 
The abbot of Covurham, 4/. 
The abbot of Egleston, HOs. 
The abbot of St. Agatha, lOCf. 
The prior of Malton, 20/. [/6id.] 

The like to the following within the collection of the abbot of Seleby to 
pay the following sums before Tuesday after St. Laurence : 
The prior of Holy Trinity, York, 10/. 
The prior of Park, 20.?. 
The prior of Pontefract, 20 marks. 
The prior of St. Oswald's, 40 marks. 
The abbot of Meaux, 25 marks. 
The prior of Watton, 20/. [Ibid.'] 

John de Bayous of Helperby, Agnes Charles of Norfolk, and William 
Hogh of Lyndeseye acknowledge that they owe to Master Robert de Ripp 
lynghani, chancellor of St. Mary's York, 100s. ; to be levied, ia default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Robert son of Roger de Thorneton acknowledges that he owes to Walter 
son of Laurence de Esyngwald of York 10 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Nicholas de Arnal of Huntyngton acknowledges that he owes to Agnes, 
late the wife of Michael de Norhampton, 4 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

William de Cateby acknowledges that he owes to William de Ayremynne, 
clerk, 60s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert son of Thomas de Pontefracto of Wyvelesthorp acknowledges that 
he owes to Richard Stut, ' armurer,' of York, G6s. 'id. ; to be levied, in de- 
fault of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 



208 



CALENDAR OK CLOSE ROLLS. 



1319. 



Aug. 12. 
Gosforth. 



Aug. 19. 
Newbiggin. 



Aug. 18. 

Amble 
(^AnebelV). 



Membrane \iid — cont. 

Adam de Everyngham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas le 
Flemyng, citizen of York, 70 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

The SL'id Adam acknowledges that he owes to the said Nicholas 100/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels iu co. Nottingham. 

Robert son of Thomas de Pontefracto of Wyvelesthorp acknowledges that 
he owes to Master John de Hedon, clerk, lOOs. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

The aforesaid Robert acknowledges that he owes to Thomas son of Clement 
de Pontefracto 20 marks ; to be levied, iu default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Thomas Aleyn and Robert son of Hugh Aleyn of Wych acknowledge that 
they owe to Queen Isabella 50/, ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lauds and chattels in co. Worcester. 

William le Charer is sent to the abbot and convent of Wynchecombe to 
receive such maintenance there as John le Blake, one of the late king's 
envoys, had there by the late king's order. 

Henry de Bosco, knight, acknowledges that he ov/es to Thomas son of 
Richard de Pontefracto 36.?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. — The chancellor received the acknowledg- 
ment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William son of William de Cateby acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Ayremynne, clerk, 100.J. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on pai/ment . 

Thomas Laguler of York acknowledges that he owes to William de Wod- 
hous of Soton-on-Derwent 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Y^ork. 

Cancelled on payment acknowledged by Isabella, late the wife of the 
said William, executrix of his ivill. 

Enrolment of grant by Edmund, earl of Cornwall, to Sir Nicholas de Boys, 
his knight and a member of his household, and to his heirs, in consideration 
of his good service, of the manor of Shalden, which manor, excepting the 
deer in the park and sufficient pasture for them, Nicholas held before this 
grant for life of the earl's grant, to have and to hold of the chief lord by the 
service due and accustomed during Nicholas's life, after who<e death his 
heirs are to render 12/. to the earl. Witnesses: Sir Adam GurJon, Sir 
Thomas Paynel, Sir Thomas de Warbeton, Sir John de Valle Torta, 
knights; Nicholas de la Folde; William de Bynteworth; Nicholas 
Wyard ; Roger Elys ; Clement le Botiller. Dated at Assherugge, 
6 November, 25 Edward I. 

To the abbot and convent of Tynterne. Request that they will admit into 
their house and associate with their collegium brother William deBromfeld, 
monk of the abbey of Holcoltram, whom the king is sending to them, and 
that they will administer tohim the necessities of life as one of their brethren 
imtil the king shall cause ordinance to be made concerning his estate or 
until the house of Holcoltram, which is of the same order as they are, shall 
be relieved from its oppressions, as the king wishes to provide for some time 
for certain of the monks of that house in other houses of the same order, 
because the possessions and goods of the abbey have been so wasted by the 
invasions of the Scotch rebels that they are now insufficient for the main- 
tenance of the abbot and convent. They are to certify the king of their 
p)-oceedings herein by their letters by the bearer of the presents. 



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209 



1319. 

Aug. 29. 
Barmoor. 



Membrane ISc? — cont. 

To the duko of Britanny. The king has received complaint from 
Richard Bagge, burgess and merchant of Southampton, that whereas 
he hilely sent a certain ship of his called ^ La Seint Denis' by John 
Dollyng', master of the same, and certain mariners to La Baye for the 
purpose of buying great salt for his use and of bringing the same to this 
realm, and the master and mariners on the return voyage with the salt 
anchored the ship for necessary and reasonable causes near the duke's town 
of St. Matthieu in Britanny, believing that they could there stay securely 
for some time by reason of certain letters of the duke and certain of his 
ministers of safe-conduct that they had, certain malefactors of the duke's 
power seeing the ship thus anchored went to her with ships and galleys and 
attacked her in hostile manner, and having entered her, slew the mariners, 
except the master and a few others of the mariners who fled from the ship 
in a boat, and landed in the port of Southampton, bringing news of the 
affair, and the malefactors aforesaid took the ship and the salt and other 
goods iu her, value 6Q\l. sterling, to Le Conquet {Le Conket) in Britanny, 
and disposed of the same at their pleasure ; of which affair the mayor and 
community of Southampton have fully informed the king by their letters 
patent ; and Richard has prayed the king to provide him with a remedy; 
wherefore the king requests the duke to cause restitution of the ship and 
cargo to be made to Richard, or of the value of the same, and satisfaction 
for his damages, certifying the king by his letters and the bearer of the 
presents without delay. 



Aug. 14. 
Amble. 

Aug. 28. 
Amble. 



Aug. 29. 
Barmoor. 



Sept. 23. 

Newcastle-on- 

Tyne. 

Oct. 8. 
Tork. 



76416. 



Membrane 17 d. 

Adam son of Gilbert Grenolf, imprisoned at Lancaster for the death of 
Thomas Tilleknave, has letters to bail him until the first assize. 
Vacated because otherwise within. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit John 
de Dokesworth of the scutage that they exact from him for the knights' 
fees that he held of the late king for his army of Scotland in the 31st year 
of his reign, as it was testified before the late king by Thomas de Veer 
that John was with the late king in the said army, whereupon the late king 
ordered the sheriff of Essex and Hereford {sic)to cause John to have scutage 
for that army of the knights' fees held of him, to wit 41. for each fee (sctito), 
as appears by the rolls of the late king's chancery. 

To the keepers of the port of Dover. Order to permit the abbot of 
Hopp', of the Premonstratensian order, who is going to his chapter-general 
at Citeaux, to pass the sea in that port with 20 marks for the expenses of 
himself and his household. 

Ralph Bygod, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Joiin de Lungevill, 
knight, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in COS. Northampton, Norfolk, and Suffolk. 

John son of Thomas Traylweng of Yukflet, acknowledges that he owes to 
Thomas son of Richard de Ousthorp 30«. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas Hastang', knight, acknowledges that he owes to Edmund, earl of 
Arundel, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. Salop and Warwick. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard le Whayt acknowledges that he owes to Adam de Brom, clerk,. 
40*.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands nud chattels ia 
COS. Southampton and Surrey. 

Cancelled on payments 



210 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1319. Membrane lid — cont. 

William de Faucomberge acknowledges that he owes to John son of 
John Mautravers 15Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Somerset. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

John son of Richard de Clif, John Deyvill of Whitemor, William de 
Hathelesss}'^, Hugh de Bradeford, John Warde of Osgodeby, Robert de 
Carleton of Osgodeby, Thomas Page of Osgodeby, Robert de Lathum of 
Osgodeby, and Walter de Castello of Osgodeby acknowledge that they 
owe to Robert de Bardelby, clerk, 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels iu co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Haward, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Bernard Pelegrini 
38/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
l^orfolk. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Enrolment of demise by Robert de Holand to Simon de Holand of a plot 
of land aud a wood called ' Brockhurst,' as enclosed with hedge and ditch, 
in the town of Pynynton, together with the lands that Richard Hare holds 
of Robert for term of years, consisting of a house and 7 acres of land and 
of meadow, as enclosed with hedge and ditch, in the town of Lanton', to 
have and to hold to the said Simon and the heirs of his body, by the service 
of 6c?. yearly for all services, in exchange for 4 marks of yearly rent that 
Simon received heretofore from Robert's lands in Orel' : with reversion of 
the said lands to Robert in case Simon die without an heir of his body. In 
consideration hereof, Simon has released to Robert his right in the 
aforesaid 4 marks yearly. Witnesses : Matthew (Maheu) de Haidock ; 
Gilbert de Suthwrth; Robert de Bolde ; Adam de Kenyan ; Alan de Rixton ; 
Richard de Ives ; John Travers. Dated at Pountfrait, 17 October, 
13 Edward II. French. 

Membrane IGd. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Burdon of Estmarkham to Hugh de 
Foston of two messuages, 3^^ bovates of land, 7 acres of meadow, and 3s. of 
rent in Westburgh, Dodyngton, and Thorp. Witnesses : Sir Robert de 
Bardelby, Sir Roger de Sutton, and Sir Henry de Edenestowe, clerks of 
chancery ; John Daubeneye, knight ; Henry de Fenton ; Adam de Sutton ; 
William Sampson of Benyngton ; William de Merston. Dated at West- 
burgh, Monday after the octaves of Michaelmas, 13 Edward 11. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery, on the said day, and ac- 
knowledged the above deed. 

Oct. 15. John de Cove, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard son of 

Tork. Richard de Goldesburgh, knight, 140/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, and Lincoln. — ^The 
chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Notes of payment of 401. 

Master Henry de Clif, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de 
Bradeford 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert de Carleton of Osgodeby acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de 
Bradeford 100*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

John son of Geoffrey de Stokbrigg' acknowledges that he owes to Hugh 
de Bradeford 103*. 4d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his land.1 
and chattels in co. York. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 



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1319. Membrane \Qd — cont. 

"William son of Robert Stut of Kirkeby Moresset and William son of 
Robert de Maners of Stitenham acknowledge that they owe to William de 
Svvynton 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in CO. York. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Richard Bustard and Walter Grontswele of Screcumbek acknowledge 
that they owe to Walter de Fynchyngfeld 201. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. — The chancellor received 
the acknowledgment. 
Oct. 17. John le Harper of Fangefosse acknowledges that he owes to Richard 

York. Bustard 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Robert Turry of Stapilford acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Welynghovere 10/ ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Nicholas son of Denis de Lynton acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
de Ousthorp 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 
Oct. 20. To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to cause proclamation to 

York. be made forbidding any earl, baron, knight, or other man-at-arms to 
tourney, etc., at Eggefeld in his bailiwick or elsewhere within the realm 
under pain of forfeiture of all that may be forfeited, except for the expedi- 
tion of the Scotch war, without special licence from the king, and to arrest 
any one contravening this prohibition. 
[Fcedera.'\ By K. on the information of Richard de Ayremynne, 

The like to all the sheriffs of England, omitting the mention of Egge- 
feld. [Ibid.l 

Oct. 22. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause regard to be made before 

York. the feast of St. Hilary in the forest of Thomas, earl of Lancaster, of 
Pikeryng. 

\ Capitula.l 

Nov. 20. The like to the same to make regard in Gaultres forest. 
York. 

Oct. 20. To the sheriffs of London. Order to receive from John Abel and 

York. Master John de Everdon the rolls of the twelfth, which they were ap- 
pointed to tax in the city of London, and to cause the twelfth to be levied 
according to the estreats of the rolls aforesaid and to be paid into the 
exchequer. \_Parl. Writs. '\ 

Robert Turry of Stapelford and William de Gravele, chaplain, acknow- 
ledge that they owe to William de Clif, clerk, lOZ. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. — The chancellor re- 
ceived the acknowledgment. 

Oct. 2.5. Percival Simeon acknowledges that he owes to Master Robert de Nass- 

York. yngton, clerk, 52 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Norfolk. — The chancellor received the acknowledg- 
ment. 

Robert de Amyas acknowledges that he owes to Alan de Rothewell, 
chaplain, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Memorandum, that the king, on 26 October, at York, ordered John de 
Hothum, bishop of Ely, his chancellor, not to-^make execution of 
any mandate under the king's great seal on the information {denuncia- 
cionem) of any person whatsoever, unless the king shall have told the chan- 
cellor his will concerning the same by word of mouth, or shall send him 
letters under the privy seal. IFadera ; Pari. Writs,'] 

o 2 



212 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1319. 



Membrane 16d. 



Oct. 24. Ricliard de Redynges, who long served the king in England and Scot- 

York, land, is sent to the abbot and convent of Revesby to receive the necessaries 
of life. By'K. 

John Brenn, who served the king and his father, is sent to the abbot and 
convent of Leghes to receive the necessaries of life. By K. 

Hugh de Wyndesore is sent to the prior and convent of Suthwerk for 

his maintenance, in consideration of his good service to Queen Isabella. 

Oct. 26. Laurence Champenas, parson of the church of Nayleston, diocese of 

York. Lincoln, acknowledges that he owes to "William de Waltham of London 
50/. ; to be levied, in default of pa)ment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Leicester. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

William Copyn of Aughtoa acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Lynde- 
say, clerk, 20 quarters of oats, 2 quarters of wheat, and a quarter of rye, 
price 100*. ; to bo levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Oct. 22. To the sheriif of Derby. Order to cause 100 suitable miners to be 

York. elected in that county and sent to Devonshire to the keeper of the king's 
mine there at the keeper's expense, as Hervey de Tavystok, whom the king 
sends to him in this behalf, shall direct. 

Oct. 26. John le Longe of York, ' mercer,' and John Caperon of York, ' mercer,' 

York. acknowledge that they owe to Alan de Walyngford 20 marks ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. — The chan- 
cellor received the acknowledgment. 

William de Haywode acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Evesham, 
clerk, 20s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
cos. Dorset and Wilts. — Master Henry de Clyf received the acknowledg- 
ment. 

R,obert de Lalleford acknowledges that he owes to John de Herlaston, 
clerk, 2 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Warwick. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Nov. 2. Hugh de Lincoln of York acknowledges that he owes to John de EUerker, 

York. . the elder, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Nicholas de Brigge acknowledges that he owes to John de EUerker, the 
elder, 8 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. — R. de Bard[elby] received the acknowledgment. 
Cancelled on payment. 

. Walter de Ebor[aco] of Lincoln puts in his place William de Houeden, 

— . — clerk, to prosecute the recognisance for 100/. made to him in chancery by 
John son of John ' of the Hirst ' of Colyngham of Swynderby. 

Nov. 5. Walter de Watervill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Margaret, 

York. late the wife of Robert Rabaz, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Northampton and Huntingdon.— 
The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Thomas de Sernande acknowledges that he owes to Bertram de Mon- 
boucher 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 



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1319. Membrane \5d — cont. 

William de Clyf, parson of Leek church, diocese of York, acknowledges 
that he owes to Master Henry de Clif, Richard de Osgodeby, and Master 
John de Blebury, executors of the will of Adam de Osgodeby, 10 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

John de Newehagh, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to the aforesaid 
executors lOZ. 6s. 8c?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Nov. 6. WiUiam de Briggate acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Bardelby, 

York. clerk, 37 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Geoffrey de Estou acknowledges that he owes to John de Ellerker, the 
elder, 46*. 8rf. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

John son of John Idanie acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Oxwyk 30/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Norfolk. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Nov. 10. Richard Plaice acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Bardelby, clerk, 
Gainsborough. 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. — Master Henry de Clif received the acknowledgment. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Reppes and William de Briggate of Dilham acknowledge that 
they owe to Robert de Bardelby, parson of Gedeneye church, 190 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 
— Master Henry de Clyf received the acknowledgment. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Robert son of Nicholas de Cotingham, John Takel, and Walter de Wei 
of Cotyngham acknowledge that they owe to Master Theobald de Tretis, 
parson of the church of Cotingham, (dBO marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. — Robert de Bard[elby] and 
Master H. de Clyf received the acknowledgment. 

William son of John de Slengesby acknowledges that he owes to Gilbert 
de Stapelton, clerk, 30/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. — Acknowledgment received as above. 

William de Clif, clerk, and Robert de Babethorp acknowledge that they 
owe to Walter de Osgodeby 60 marks; to be levied, in default of payment,' 
of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

■ The said Walter puts in his place John de Newehagh, clerk, to prosecute 

the aforesaid recognisance. 

Memorandum, that the said John came into chancery at York, on 
24 April, in the \6th year of the reign, and acknowledged that he had 
received the balance of the above sum, and prayed that the recognisance 
should be cancelled. 



Membrane 14rf. 

Enrolment of deed of Roald de Richemond, son and heir of Sir Thomas 
de Richemond, granting to Sir Henry le Scrop, knight, that all the lands 
that Harsculf de Oleseby had in the town and territory of Burton Con- 
stable, which Joan de Richemond, mother of Roald, holds in dower of 
Roald'B inheritance, shall remain to Henry and his heirs. Witnesses: 



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1319. Membrane 14rf — cont. 

William de Herle, William de Denum, John de Denum, Geoffrey le Scrop, 
William de Swynnythuayt. Dated at York, on Thursday after Martinmas, 
13 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Roald came into chancery at York, on the said day, 
and acknowledged the above deed. 

Nov. 16. Eoald de Eichemund acknowledges that he owes to Henry le Scrop 

Shelford. 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
cos. York and Cumberland. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Houby acknowledges that he owes to John de Fenwik 20/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Leicester. 

Nicholas de Langeton of York acknowledges that he owes to Gilbert de 
Ebor[aco], clerk, 4 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Nov. 6. To W. archbishop of York. Summons to attend a parliament at York 

York. in the octaves of St. Hilary next. By K. and C. 

\_Parl. Writs.'] 

The like to W. archbishop of York and sixteen bishops. \^Ibid.'\ 

To the abbot of St. Augustine's Canterbury. Summons to attend the 
above parliament. [/6eW.] 

The like to twenty-nine abbots and priors, the master of the order of 
Sempringham, and the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. 
ilbid.] 

To Tboraas, earl of Lancaster. Summons to attend the above parlia- 
ment. [/6«c?.] 

The like to eight earls and seventy-three others. [/6jrf.] 

To Walter de Norwyco. Summons to attend the above parliament. 
[Ibid.-] 

The like to twenty-five others, ilbid.] 

Membrane 13d. 

Nov. 20. William de Morby acknowledges that he owes to Eobert de Morby, 

York. chaplain, 27 marks 6x. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Enrolment of release by Adam son of Cicely Belechose of Cliderhou to 
Eobert de Cliderhou, clerk, of her right in the lands that belonged to 
Jordan son of Peter in Cliderhou. Witnesses : Eichard de Aldeburgh ; 
William de Migelay ; Eobert Meek, then mayor of York ; Henry le 
Calvehurd ; John de Horneby ; John son of John de Blakeburn ; Henry 
Gilibrond. Dated at York, on Monday the morrow of the octaves of 
Martinmas, 13 Edward II. 

Memoranditm, that Adam came into chancery on the said day, and 
acknowledged the above deed. 

Nov. 23. William Croke of Hamsthwayt acknowledges that he owes to the 

York. minister and brethren of St. Eobert's house, near Knaresbnrgh, 201. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

John de Eoches acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Dommer 
100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in COS. Southampton and Dorset. — The chancellor received the acknowledg. 
ment. 



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1319, Membrane 13c? — cont. 

• Master John de Ildesle puts in his place Clement de Wolvernehamptoli 

to prosecute the matter of a recognisance of 40/. made to him by Thomas 

Fairfax. 

Nov. 25. John de Bernevill acknowledges that he owes to John son of Simon de 
York. Lining \0l. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Nov. 27. Alexander de Cave, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry Irewya 

York. of Seleby 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Alan de Leaume puts in his place John de Yerdhill to prosecute a 

recognisance of 40Z. made to him in chancery by William de Ros of 

I[n]gmanthorp. 

Henry de Brocworth puts in his place John de Evesham to prosecute a 
recognisance for 40/. made to him in chancery by Richard de la Ryvere. 

Nov. 30. John, bishop of Ely, abbot of St. Mary's York, and John de Heselarton, 

York. knight, acknowledge that they owe to Roger de Ardingelli, Bonus Philippi, 

Dinus Forcetti, Francis Balduch' and their fellows, merchants of the society 

of the Bardi of Florence, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 

lands and chattels in cos. York and Cambridge. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Bayhous of Helperby acknowledges that he owes to Roger de 
Seleby of York 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
,and chattels in co. York. 

Thomas de Burgh, clerk, puts in his place Robert Poer to prosecute a 

recognisance of 100 marks made to him in chancery by Walter de 

Twynham. 

Dec. 1, William Maheu of Langetoft acknowledges that he owes to Richard 

York. Byset 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John son of William son of Geoffrey de Estoft acknowledges that he 
owes to John de EUerker, the elder, 2.'5/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Dec. 2. Robert de Osgodeby acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Bardelby, 

York. clerk, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. — Master Henry de Clif received the acknowledgment. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Hugh de Farndon acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Thorp, clerk, 
40*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Northampton. 

John Giffard of Cotherstok, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Henry 
de Hale and Roger de Blacolvesle, clerk, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Houby acknowledges that he owes to John Giffard of Cother- 
stok, clerk, 40/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Leicester. 

Henry de Liskeret, parson, of the church of Wydehaye, and Richard 
de Bourn, parson of the church of ShaMeflefc, diocese of Winchester, 



216 CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1319. Membrane 13rf — cont. 

acknowledge that they owe to Benedict de Normanton, clerk, 9/. 4s. Ad. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesias- 
tical goods in CO. Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Memorandum, that the king sent his letters of privy seal to this effect : 
* Edward, etc., to J. bishop of Ely, his chancellor. Order to deliver the 
great seal to Robert de Bardelby, to be kept by him under the seals of 
Master Henry de Clif, Geoffrey de Welloford, and William de Clif, until 
the chancellor's return from Newcastle-on-Tyue, whither he is going on the 
king's affairs. Dated at York {Evei-wyK), \ December.' By virtue whereof 
the chancellor delivered the great seal at York on the morrow, to wit 2 De- 
cember, in the morning, in his chamber in St. Mary's abbey, York, under 
his seal to the said Robert in the presence of Sir Roger de Northburgh, 
Sir Richard de Ayremynne, and of others ; which Robert and the aforesaid 
Henry, Geoffrey, and William on the sanie day, immediately after dinner, 
in the chancellor's lodging iu the abbey, opened the seal, and sealed writs 
therewith, and the seal remained after the sealing in Robert's custody under 
the seals of the aforesaid Henry, Geoffrey, and William. [Pari. Writs.] 

Dec. 7. Thomas son of Robert de Boulton acknowledges that he owes to Elias de 

York. Wyndhill 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. — R. de Bard[elby] received the acknowledgment. 

Adam le Clerk of Lenne acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Evesham, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of bis lands and 
chattels in co. Norfolk. — R. de Bard[elby] received the acknowledgment. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Burgh near Asshele, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to 
Thomas de Evesham, clerk, 50 marks ; to be levied in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Devon. — R. de Bard[elby] received the 
acknowledgment. 

John de Burgh near Asshele, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
de Evesham, clerk, 50/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels iu co. Devon. — R. de Bard [elby] received the acknowledgment. 

Thomas son of Nicholas de Northfolk acknowledges that he owes to 
John Payn of York 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. — R. de Bard[elby] received the acknowledgment. 

Pec. 10. Peter de Malo Lacu, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to John 

York. Jurdan of Beverley, merchant, 200 marks; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. ^ork. — Master H. de Clif received 
the acknowledgment. 

Alexander de Cave, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John, bishop 
of Ely, the abbot of St. Peter's York, and John de Heselarton, knight, 100/. ; 
^0 be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co, Yprl^, 
(Jancelled on payment. 



Membrane lid. 

Dec. 1. To R. count of Flanders. The king learns from John de Thornegge 

York. and Thomas de Melcheburn of Lenne that whereas they loaded at Lenne a 

ship of theirs called ' la Godier ' with wheat, cloth of Worthstede, and other 

wares to the value of 200/. sterling, in order to take the same to Gascony to 

make their profit thereof, certain malefactors of the count's tpwns of 



13 EDWARD II. 217 



1319. Membrane l\d — cont. 

Bruges, Slipedham, and Sluys {Le Scluse) entered the ship by armed force on 
her voyage on the sea coast near Sliirynghani, co. Norfolk, and slew all the 
men and mariners in her, with the exception of two, wliom they tooli with 
them to Scotland together with the ship and her tackle, price 60^. sterling, and 
with the Yictuals and goods, which two men they imprisoned at Berwick-on- 
Tweed, selling one of them to a merchant of Zeeland (Seland) for 20/. 
sterling, the other being still detained in prison : wherefore the king 
requests the count to cause speedy satisfaction to be made for the ship and 
cargo and for the damages sustained by John and Thomas, treating them as 
he would that the king should treat his merchants in like case. 

Dec. 8. Robert de Wombewell and Michael de Wath, clerk, acknowledge that 

York. they owe to Robert de Ponte Burgi of York 12 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Robert le Conestable of Flaynburgh and William sou of Theobald le 
Conestable of Flaynburgh acknowledge that they owe to Master Robert de 
Ripplingham, chancellor of St. Peter's York, 40/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. — R. de Bard[elby] 
received the acknowledgment. 

William de Haukesgarth of Stitenum acknowledges that he owes to 
Adam de Brom, clerk, 8 marks ; to he levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Yoik. — R. de Bard[elby] received the acknowledg- 
ment. 

1320. 

Jan. 10. William de Clyve, parson of Angraham church, acknowledges that he 

York. owes to John de Weston-undre-Egge, knight, 200/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Worcester. 

Jan. 1. To the prior of St. Patrick's. Request that he will labour for the 

York. election of Friar Adam de Sancto Laudo, of the order of Preachers, to the 
bishopric of Connor {Coynoren'), void by the death of John, the late 
bishop, which Adam the king commends for his learning, zeal, good birth, 
and counsel, believing that he would improve the estate of the cathedral 
church, which is impoverished in temporalities and spiritualities by the 
attacks of the Scots. 

The like to the abbot of Connor and the archdeacon of Connor. 

To John de Byrmyngham, earl of Louth (Litda). Request that he will 
interpose with those who have votes for the election in favour of the said 
Adam. 

1 .3-1 q Membrane lOd. 

Dec. 16. Joan, late the wife of Hugh de Hepham, acknowledges that she owes to 

Burstwick. John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of her lands and chattels in co. York — R. de Bard[elby], one of the 
keepers of the king's seal, received the acknowledgment. 

The aforesaid Joan acknowledges that she owes to Thomas de Colevill of 
Cokewald, knight, 1,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands 
and chattels in co. York. — Acknowledgment received as above. 

Dec. 28. William de Widdeslade, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 

York. John de London, ' barber,' 10 marks ; to be levied, in defiiult of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in the city of London. — W. de Clyf received the 
acknowledgment. 

The aforesaid William acknowledges that he owes to Peter le Mareschal, 
the younger, IQOs. ; to be levied, in default of payment, as above. — W. de 
Clyf received the acknowledgment. 



218 CALENDAK OF CLOSE EOLLS, 



1319. Membrane 10c? — cont. 

Peter Richard of Sherston Magna acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
de la Rivere, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of bis lands and 
chattels in co. Wilts. 

1320. 

Jan. 3. William de London of Popelton acknowledges that he owes to the abbot 

York. of St. Mary's York 8 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of Lis 

lands and chattels in co. York. 
1319. 

Dec. 20. Richard Plaiz, knight, Thomas Utghtred, John de Stapelton, knight, John 

York. son of Roger Darcy, and John de WoUaston acknowledge that they owe to 
William Ridel 140 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Thomas de Karliolo of Newcastle-on-Tyne acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Ayremynne, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in_ default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northumberland. 
Cancelled on payment. 

1320. 

Jan. 3. Peter de Saxlingham acknowledges that he owes to Hugh le Despenser, 

York. the younger, 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Andrew de la Hyde acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Ode 40/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 
Jan. n. Henry de Breton acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Chissebech 

York. 60Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Leicester. 

John de Cokermuth, parson of Chalk church, diocese of Rochester, and 
John de Heydon, parson of Alresford church, diocese of Winchester, 
acknowledge that they owe to Hugh le Despenser, the younger, 250 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Kent 
and Surrey. 

Cancelled on paym,ent. 

1319. 

Dec. 13. Henry de Norton, William le Mareschal, and William de Charnelesof 
Burstwick. Snarkeston acknowledge that tliey owe to .John, bishop of Ely, 20 marks ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Leicester. — • 
W. de Herlaston received the acknowledgment by writ. 
Cancelled on payment. 

1320. 

Jan. 13. John son of John de Laysymgby acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 

Knaresburgh. de Moubray of Eseby 28 marks; be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Thomas de Berton puts in his place Master John de Blebury and John 

de Wormherde to prosecute the matter of a recognisance of 1,000 marks 

made to him by John de Sloghtre. 

Burnettus Guilham and Nicholas his brother, executors of the will 
of Bartholomew Grenoardi of Lucca, citizen and merchant of London, put 
in their place John Rastel to prosecute a recognisance for 40 marks made 
to Bartholomew in chancery by John Peyvre. 



Membrane 9d. 

Jan. 12. To the sheriff of York. Order to justice William ; called Bond of 

York. Couton, a parishioner of K-oger de- Northburgh, archd«aeoir of Richmond, 



13 EDWARD II. 219 



1320. Membrane 9d — cont. 

according to the law of England until holj' church be satisfied for the con- 
tempt and wrong committed by him, as the said Roger has certified the king 
by his letters patent that William is excommunicated by his authority 
for contumacy and that he refuses to be j usticed by ecclesiastical censure. 

Jan. 19. William Gower of Stytelum acknowledges that he owes to Laurence de 

York. Esyngwald, sometime girdler (zonario) of York, 201. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

William Chauncy acknowledges that he owes to Brian Burdon 5 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Jan. 21. John de Felton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William Galon 

York. 24 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Norfolk. 

^—^ The aforesaid William puts Thomas de Bamburgh, clerk, in his place to 
prosecute the preceding recognisance. 

Richard le Mareschal, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William 
Galun 108«. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Northumberland, 

The aforesaid William puts Thomas de Baumburgh, clerk, in his place to 
prosecute this recognisance. 

Henry atte Gate of Erkeden acknowledges that he owes to Roger de 
Northburgh 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Jan. C. To the sheriff of Buckingham [and Bedford] . Order to cause proclamation 

York. to be made in the town of Dunstapel and el.sewhere where he shall think fit 
prohibiting any one tourneying, etc., at Dunstapel or elsewhere in the realm 
without the king's special licence, under pain of forfeiture, as the king under- 
stands that certain persons are about to tourney at Dnn.stajile. The king is 
sending Banulph de Charroun and William Raymundi de Claveri, his Serjeants 
at-arms, to those parts to arrest all those who shall contravene this pro- 
hibition, to which Serjeants the sheriff is to be aiding and intending in the 
premises as they shall inform hira. l^Fcedera.~\ 

Jan. 24. Richard Fynnor of Everesdon acknowledges that he owes to Philip 

York. de Ewyas 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Cambridge. 

Memorandum, that on Wednesday, January 23, John de Hothum, bishop 
of Ely, the chancellor, delivered, in the king's chamber in the house of the 
I'riars Minor at York, the great seal to the king, who received it into his 
hands, and placed it at the head of his bed, in the pi-esence of Aymer 
de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, Hugh le Despenser, the younger, and 
Bartholomew de Badelesmere. On the same day after dinner, in the same 
chamber, the king delivered the seal to Sir William de Ayrcmynne, Sir 
Robert de Bardelby, and Master Henry de Clif, clerks of the chancery, to 
bo kept by them until ordinance should be made concerning the office of 
chancellor, and the king willed that the seal should remain in the custody 
of the said William under the seals of Robert and Henry, and WilUam 
received the seal from the king's hands in the presence of the said earl, 
Hugh and Bartholomew, Bobeit and Henry, and on Thursday next, about 
the first hour, the said William, Robert, and Henry opened the seal, then 
enclosed under the seal of the aforesaid bishop, in St. Mary's abbey, York, 
and sealed writs therewith. On Saturday following the aforesaid William 
delivered the seal to the king in the said chamber, and the king took 
it from his hands, and delivered it to J. bishop of Norwich, whom he had 



220 CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1320. Membrane 9d — cont. 

nominated his chancellor in full parliament, and the bishop received it, and 
afterwards took the oath due therefor. On Sunday following the said 
chancellor opened the seal in the chapter houso of the Friars Minors, York, 
and sealed writs therewith. [Foedera ; Pari. Writs.'] 

Jan. 25. Ralph Bygot acknowledges that he owes to Aymer de Valencia, earl of 

York. Pembroke, 300Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of grant by Alice, daughter of Peter de Rockelay, to William 
Scot of Birthwait and Alice his wife of the homage and services of Henry 
de Birthwait and his heirs for the lands held of the donor in Birthwait, 
Kesseburgh, Wulvelay, Waleton, Cutheworth, Langside, Penysale, and 
Pikburn ; and of the homage and services of Robert de Beaumount, knight, 
and his heirs for the land held of the donor in Witlay; and the homage and 
services of William de Shefeld and his heirs for the lands that he holds of 
the donor in co. York. Witnesses : Nicholas de Metham, knight ; Godfrey 
de Staynton ; Robert de Barneby ; Richard de Bihale ; Henry de Hagh. 
Dated at Y'ork, on Thursday before the Conversion of St. Paul, 13 Edward 
IL - 

Jan. 26. William Brunhand of Knaresburgh acknowledges that he owes to 

York. Edmund de Grymmesby, clerk, 9 marks; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

John son of Richard de Clif acknowledges that he owes to Peter de Male 
Lacu 10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

John de Loteryngton acknowledges that he owes to John, bishop of Ely, 
6 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Derby. 

Jan. 11. Isabella de Osgodby, niece of Adam de Osgodeby, sometime the king's 

York. clerk, is sent to the abbot and convent of Thornton-upon-Humbre to receive 
the maintenance of a monk in that house and a suitable robe yearly and a 
sum of money for other necessaries, in consideration of Adam's good service 
to the king and his father and of the king's special affection towards 
Isabella. By p.s. [5164.] 

Jan. 28. Robert de Umframvill, earl of Anegos, Henry de Bello Monte, John de 

York. Moubray, John de Claveryng, and Andrew de Hartcla acknowledge that 
they owe to Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, Hugh le Despenser, the 
younger, and Bartholomew de Badelesmere 6,000/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lauds and chattels in cos. Northumberland, York, Lincoln, 
Norfolk, and Suffolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Jan. 29. The abbot of Byland acknowledges that he owes to Thomas, parson of 

York. Patrikbrompton, 20Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Adam son of William de Bateley of Pontefract acknowledges that he owes 
to Robert de la More of Pontefract 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Y'^ork. 

William de Estoft of Elvyngton acknowledges that he owes to Roger de 
Fymmere of Elvyngton 6 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
l^nds and chattels in co. York. 



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221 



1320. 



Feb. 4. 
Clipston. 



Jan. 29. 

York. 



Membrane 9d — cant. 

William de Aslakton of Newerk acknowledges (hat be owes to Thomas 
de Sibethorp, clerk, 10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Henry Yungman of Basinghara acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Utterby, chaplain, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

John de Beaufoy acknowledges that he owes to William de Clif, clerk, 
10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Lincoln. 

To K. count of Flanders. The king has received his letters praying for 
justice for damages inflicted upon his men of Flanders by men of this realm, 
and, in reply, the king signifies that he is ready to do speedy justice to all 
the count's subjects making complaint of wrongs inflicted upon them by the 
king's subjects, and he has offered this to the count's envoys who brought 
his letters, and he is and always will be prepared to do so. \_Fcedera.'\ 

To the burgomasters and Schevi?is of Bruges. 
' their com-burgesses ' for ' the count's subjects.' 

The like to the following : 

The avocat and echevins of Ypres. 
The echevins of Ghent. \_lbid.'\ 

To the sheriSs of London. Order not to arrest any goods of men of the 
power of the count of Flanders by virtue of any mandate of the king's at 
the suit of any one of the king's power until a month from Easter day. 
[Feeder a.'] By EL 

The like to the following : 

Robert de Kendale, constable of Dover castle. 

The bailiffs of Kingeston-on-HuU. 

The bailiffs of John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, at Boston, 

The mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. 

The sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. 

The bailiff's of Yarmouth. 

The bailiffs of Staunford. [Ibid.'\ 



Like letter, substituting 

[lbidr\ 



Membrane 8d. 

Feb. 20. William de Fourneys of London acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Westminster. BIyton, citizen of London, 50/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of hia 
lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

Enrolment of release by Thomas Fillol to John de Handlo and Matilda 
his wife of his right in 140 acres of land and 4s. of rent in Hatfeld Peverel 
and Borham, co. Essex, concerning which he impleaded them in the king's 
court by writ of entry. Witnesses : Sir Ralph de Camoys, Sir Nicholas 
Gentyl, Sir William de Henle, knights ; Edmund de Ayette ; Thomas 
Bakoun; William de Wykkewaue. Dated at Westminster, 21 February, 
13 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Thomas came into chancery at Westminster, on 
22 February, and acknowledged the above. 

Feb. 22- Walter son of Robert de Davyntre and Robert his son acknowledge that 

Westminster, they owe to John de Sancto Mauro 40/. ; to bo levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Northampton and Bedford. 



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1320. 



Feb. 24. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 26. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 25. 
Westminster, 



Feb. 28. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 8<i — cont. 

John Stoyl of Westwytenliam acknowledges that he owes to Master John 
de Blebury, parson of Newenham Courteneye, 101. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

Geoffrey Bere of Tamworth acknowledges that he owes to Master Henry 
de Clyf 55 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Stafford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Michael Belle puts in his place Master John Boerleke, John Slabard, 
Peter Cram, and James Waterbalgh to sue and defend the matter of an 
arrest against Arnold de Ispan[nia]. 

Laurence de Elraliam acknowledges that he owes to .John Hayward 
60 mai-ks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
cos. Suffolk, York, and London. 

John de Vienn[a] acknowledges that he owes to Roger Ardyngelli, Bonus 
Philippi and Dinus Forcetti, and their fellows, merchants of the society of 
the Bardi of Florence, 18/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Maurice son of Thomas de Bercleye, John son of John Mautravers, and 
Maurice son of Maurice de Bercleye acknowledge that they owe to Aymer 
de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, 150/.; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in cos. Gloucester, Somerset, and Dorset. 
Cancelled on payment. 

William de Whitefeld acknowledges that he owes to Aymer de Valencia, 
earl of Pembroke, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Dorset. 

Thomas son of Robert de Bradestone and John son of John Mautravers 
acknowledge that they owe to Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, 40/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Dorset 
and Gloucester. 

Ranulph son of William de Dacre acknowledges that he owes to Manent 
Franoisci and John his brother, merchants of Florence, 300/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Cumberland, West- 
moreland, and Lancaster. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Maurice son of Thomas de Bercleye, John son of John Mautravers, and 
Maurice son of Maurice de Bercleye acknowledge that they owe to Aymer 
de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, 300 marks; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Somerset and Dorset. 

The prior of Bermundeseye acknowledges, for himself aiid his convent, 
that he owes to John Francisci and Magnus Frugerii, merchants of 
Florence, 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Ranulph de Dacre acknowledges that he owes to John de Lancastre 
2,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Cumberland. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert Parnyng acknowledges that he owes to John de Lancastre 300/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment; of his lauds and chattels in co. Cum- 
berland. 

Cancelled on payment. 



13 EDWAED II. 



S23 



1320. Membrane 8d — cont. 

Enrolment of obligation of John de Monkelane, sub-escheator in 
COS. Bucks and Bedford, to Sir Eichai-d de Rndeneye, escheator this side 
Trent, for 50Z. to be paid in St. Paul's London at Michaelmas and the 
Purification next. Dated at London, Wednesday after St. Matthias, 
13 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery, on the same day, and 
acknowledged the above. 

Like obligations for the same sum were made to the said Richard by the 
following : 

Kichard de Foxcote, sub-escheator in co. Gloucester and the Marches 
of Wales. 

William de Rosteleye, clerk, sub-escheator in cos. Warwick and 
Leicester. 

John de Croxford, sub-escheator in cos. Oxford and Berks. 

William de Neuport, sub-escheator in cos. Essex and Hereford {sic). 

John de Broghton, sub-escheator in co. Norfolk. 

Andrew de Kendale, sub-escheator in cos. Salop and Stafford. 

Robert de Stodham, sub-escheator in cos. Nottingham and Derby. 

John de Ledrede, sub-escheator in cos. Southampton and Sussex. 

Robert Squier, sub-escheator in co. Worcester. 

John de Sancto Albano, sub-escheator in cos. Cambridge and Hunting- 
don, dated at London, Sunday after St. Gregory. 

Feb. 28. Thomas Chanturel acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Goyton, 

Westminster, 'vylour,' 40 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. Berks and Oxford. 

Feb. 28. Gilbert de Rues acknowledges that he owes to Aymer de Valencia, earl 

Westminster, of Pembroke, 10/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Gloucester. 

John, prior of Newenham, acknowledges, for himself and convent, that 
he owes to Leonard Vento of Genoa, merchant, 200/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas, abbot [of] Pypwelle, acknowledges, for himself and convent, 
that he owes to Manent Francisci and John his brother, merchants of 
Florence, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Gloucester. 

Richard de la Rivere, knight, and Thomas de Brocworth acknowledge 
that they owe to Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, 23/, 6*. 8rf. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

Robert de Botlesford, lord of Stodham, acknowledges that he owes to 
Henry Norman of Berkhamstede 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Radingden, knight, to John de Wanton, 
of his manor of Arnington, co. Cambridge, with all appurtenances, which 
manor John de Wauton previously held of the donor. Witnesses : Warin 
de Bassingburn ; John Fraunceys ; Sir William de Sap' ; Philip de Stowe ; 
Ralph Eiggesby. Dated at Arni[n]gton, on Friday after St. Matthias, 
... 13 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery, on the said day, aii4 
acknowledged the above. 



224 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1320. 
Feb. 3. 

Rochester. 



Feb. 28. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 8d — cont. 

John de Wauton acknowledges that he owes to John de Radyngdene, 
knight, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment acknowledged hy Nicholas de la Heuse, attorney 
of John de Radyngdene. 

The aforesaid John de Radyngdene puts Nicholas de la Heuse in his 
place to prosecute the above recognisance. 

To R. count of Flanders. The king has received his letters requesting 
him to release Perottus Loef, burgess of Sluys {Lescluse), and his i:ellows of 
the parts of Flanders, from prison at Norwich, whom the count learns are 
faithful merchants; the king upon another occasion released, at the 
count's request, many of his subjects who were found in the company 
of the Scotch rebels, and requested the count to warn his subjects not to 
communicate with the said rebels, nor to maintain them in any way, 
adding that if any of the count's subjects communicated with the Scots, or 
were found in their company, he would in no wise shew them favour. The 
king cannot at present release Perrottus and his fellows, because they 
notoriou.sly communicated with the rebels afterwards, and maintained them 
for a long time, and were found in their company, adhering to them in all 
things. The king believes that the count would not intercede for Perrottus 
and his fellows if he were acquainted with the malice perpetrated by them 
against the king, and he therefore prays the count to hold him excused in 
the premises. 



Membrane Id. 

March 4. Robert Cokedon acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Geyrgrave, 
Ospringe. clerk, and Thomas de Malghum, clerk, 47*. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

William de Bomstede of Alvithele acknowledges that he owes to Roger 
de Snthcote, merchant of London, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Thomas son of Rotheric de Tatelesfeld acknowledges that he owes to 
Gilbert de Balsham of London, ' seler,' 20Z. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Feb. 28. To the sheriflFs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made in 

Westminster, the city and elsewhere where they shall think fit prohibiting any one 
tourneying, etc., without the king's special licence, as the king understands 
that certain persons are preparing to tourney in divers places in the realm. 
They are also to cause proclamation to be made forbidding any armourer 
to prepare, complete, or sell any arms for exercising such fcals of arms, or 
to take or send them to any place, until further orders. By K. and C. 

[Fcedera.^ 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Z'itrf.] 

March 6. Roger de Morteyn acknowledges that he owes to Robert de BristoUia, 
Canterbury, merchant of London, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Matilda, late the wife of Miles de Rodebergh, and Thomas her son, 
acknowledge that they owe to Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, 80/. : 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. 
Gloucester. 

Cancelled on payment. 



13 EDWARD ir. 



225 



1320. Membrane *ld — cont. 

Enrolment of letters of Philip, king of France, granting safe conduct to 
Edward, king of England, and his train in coming to him for certain 
matters, staying with ivm, and returning. Dated at Paris, the morrow of 
Palm Sunday, 1319. French. \_Fcedera.'] 

These letters were delivered, after enrolment, into the treasury, to be 
there kept, etc. 

Enrolment of letters of the said king extending the above safe-conduct. 
Dated in the abbey of Notre Dame La Eoial, near Pontoisse, 11 June, 
1320. By K. in his great C. 

l^Fcedera.'] Dupplicatur — Barri. 



March 14. 
Starry. 



March 16. 
Slurry. 



March 18. 

Sttury. 



March 24. 
Eltham. 

76416. 



Membrane Qd. 

Edmund de Sancto Claro acknowledges that he owes to Philip de la 
Beche, the younger, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Kent. 

John son of John de Vans, knight, and Burgia, late the wife of William 
de Vans, acknowledge that they owe to John, bishop of Norwich, 100 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 
in COS. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Adam le Coupere of London acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Fordham 8/. 7s. Qd. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in London and co. Middlesex. 

William de Bygindenn of London acknowledges that he owes to John 
le Hert, servant of St. Paul's church, London, 14 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Francis Bache acknowledges that he owes to John Bigod, knight, 
20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Brother Peter, prior of Castelacre, acknowledges, for himself and convent, 
that he owes to Master Albertinus Rugeri of Pistoia (Pistorio), and Amadeua 
{Homodeo) Kelene of Florence 200/.; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Omelina, prioress of Lurministre, acknowledges, for herself and convent, 
that she owes to Stephen de Parys, citizen of London, 40/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Sussex, 
Cancelled on payment. 

Hueh le Despenser, the elder, and Bartholomew de Badelesmere acknow- 
ledge that they owe to the king 1,000 marks; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Somerset and Kent. 

Memorandum; that the king granted that if Hugh and Bartholomew, 
■whom the king sent to the Roman court upon his affairs, should obtain the 
king's object {utilitatem) from the pope in a tenth or otberwise to the 
amount of 2,000 marks at least, then they should be quit of the above 
1,000 marks. 

This recognisance was made in the king's presence at Sturreye on the 
information of Master Henry de Clyff. 

Nicholas de Mulsam acknowledges that he owes to Anthony Usus Mdris 
and Nicholas his brother, merchants of Genoa, 100s. ; to be levied, ii\ 
default of payment, of his lands at»d chattels in (jo. Essex, 



226 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1320. 



March 26. 
York. 



March 28. 
Eltham. 

March 3L 

Eltham. 



April 1. 

Eltham. 



April 1. 
Eltham. 



April 4. 
Eltham. 



April 2. 

Eltham. 



April 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane Gd — cont. 

Roger de Morteyn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Roger de 
Suthcote, merchant of London, 80/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

To the abbot of St. Albans. Inhibition of his going out of the realm or 
sending any attorney (responsalis) in his place to answer concerning certain 
trespasses committed in this realm against the king's peace, wherewith he 
is charged, by reason of any citation made or to be made, as the king 
understands that he is preparing to do, without consulting the king, as the 
cognisance of such trespasses pertains to the king, and none of his realm 
ought to be impleaded outside the realm concerning the same, the king 
being willing to do justice to all complainants of such trespasses. [Foedera.'} 

To Robert de Ken dale, constable of Dover castle, and warden of the 
Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover. Order 
to arrest the said abbot if he come to that port or any other port in his 
bailiwick in order to go to parts beyond sea on the above account. 

John le Haukier of St. Ives of London acknowledges that he owes to 
Hervey de Bury of London 50 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lauds and chattels in co. Cambridge. 

To Robert de Maddingle. Order to come to the king on Friday before 
the close of Easter, to give his counsel upon certain of the king's affairs, 
whereof the king believes that he can be informed by him. By K. 

The like to Humphrey de Waleden. 

Edmund Godardi acknowledges that he owes to John Piza Aquile, citizen 
of Loudon, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert son of Herbert de Saltfleteby acknowledges that he owes to 
Ralph de Langetoft 53s. 4d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Isabella, late the wife of Thomas de Muskham, and Walter de Muskham 
acknowledge that they owe to Henry de Edenestowe, clerk, and Robert his 
brother, 50.s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To W. archbishop of Canterbury, visiting the diocese of Lincoln by 
metropolitan right, and to his commissary. Order not to intermeddle with 
visiting the hospital of St. John without the east gate of Oxford, and to 
release any distraint or coercion made upon the master and brethren of the 
hospital on this account, as the hospital, which is founded of the alms of 
the king's progenitors, is exempt from ordinary jurisdiction and the 
payment of procurations and other exactions by the ordinary, so that no one 
but the king and his chancellor ought to visit the hospital or intermeddle 
with it in any way. The like letter was direct-ed by the late king to 
J. bishop of Lincoln, dated 8 November, in the 32nd year of his reign, 
concerning impositions and exactions. 

Reginald de Frileford acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of 
Abyndon 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Berks. 

William de Rude acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Middelton, 
the king's pantler (jaanetar'), 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in cos. Southampton and Surrey. 
Cancelled on payment. 



13 EDWARD II. 



227 



April 9. 
Westminster. 



1320. Membrane Gd — cont. 

John son of Robert atte Halle acknowledges that he owes to the prioress 
of Haliwell 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Middlesex. 

John son of William son of Henry de Bedeford came before the kinff, 
on Tuesday after St. Ambrose, and sought to replevy his and his wife 
Alice's land in Bedeford, taken into the king's hands for their default 
before the justices of the bench against Hugh Holt and Petronilla his wife. 
This is signified to the justices. 

Thomas son of Robert de Berkele of Beley, Richard de la Byvere, 
knight, Walter Wy of Erlyngham, and Ralph de Filtoa acknowledge that 
they owe to Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, 40/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Pjcheford acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Wyndesore, 
clerk, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in cos. Kent and Sussex. 

Walter Wyth and Richard de la Rivere acknowledge that they owe to 
Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

The said Walter and Richard acknowledge that they owe the said Aymer 
10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, as above. 

April 10. To Edmund, earl of Arundel. Inhibition of his bringing a multitude of 

Westminster, armed men with him to Suthwerk on Monday next, when an assize of novel 
disseisin arramed by John de Hastyng' before certain justices against the 
earl and others named in the original writ concerning certain tenements in 
Surrey is to be taken, or of his doing anything to the disturbance of the 
peace, as the king understands that he and the said John are preparing to 
attend the taking of the assize with a multitude of armed men. The king 
has inhibited John in like manner. \_Fcedera.'\ By K. 

Memorandum, that by virtue of a writ directed to Gilbert de Stapelton, 
escheator beyond Trent, the said Gilbert, in the presence of twelve men of 
his bailiwick in the parts of the East Biding of co. York, to wit William 
de Raventhorp, Robert de Melton, Stephen Arnald, John de Thornton, 
John Olyver, John Shott, John de Bilton. William Serell, Roger Lok, John 
Prestman, Thomas de Ak, and William Abel, chosen and sworn for this 
purpose, assigned to Eleanor, late the wife of Henry de Percy, as dower 
66i. %d. yearly from the lands of the said Henry in Shourburgh for her 
third part of 10/. of yearly rent granted by Henry to Edmund Darell for 
life from the manor of Kyrlevyngton, to wit from William de Sinyer 
5«. yearly for a toft, from Margaret de Barry 5«. Sof. for a toft, from John 
Lonay 4«. for a toft, from William Perott 16s. Id. for 8 acres of meadow, 
from Matilda de Ak 16s. for 8 acres of meadow, from John de Hothum 
\\d. from a rent of assize, from John son of Adam 5«. 2d. from a rent of 
assize, from John Carpenter \d. from a rent of assize. Total : 66s. 8rf. 

May 8. To the ichevimt and consules of the town of Mechlin {Machlinen') . 

Westinineter. Henry Box, citizen of London, has complained to the king that -Nicholas 
called 'Cole' de Lapide, son of Nicholas de Lapide, acknowledged, in the 
presence of the said Nicholas de Lapide and of Henry de Balle, dchevins 
of the said town, that he owed to the said Henry Box 183/. lis. Od. 
sterling, to be paid to him or his envoy bringing the letters of the said 
Nicholas called ' Cole ' at London or within the town of St. Ives in ready 
money without pledges (vadiis) within the fair at a term now past ; but he has 

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CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1320. 



Membrane 6d — cont. 



delayed paying the above sum : wherefore the king requests the echevini 
and consules to hear the complaint of his said merchant and to cause speedy 
justice to be done to him, and to certify the king of their proceedings 
in this matter. 



April 28. 
WeBtminster. 



May 1. 

Langley. 



May 4. 
I/angley. 



May 5. 
Langley. 



May 6, 
I/angley. 



Membrane Gd.'— Schedule. 

To the prior of Lenton. Prohibition of his going beyond sea or of his 
presuming to send an attorney (responsalem) without consulting the king 
to answer eoncerning his refusal to admit a parson to the church of 
Radeclive-on-Sore (Soram), the king haviag prohibited his admitting a 
parson to that church pending the suit in the king's court between Thomas, 
earl of Lancaster, and the prior of Norton concerning the advowson of the 
said church, as the king understands that he is cited to answer concerning 
the same without this realm and that he is prepraring to go out of the realm 
to answer. By K. and G. 

John Pecchee, the elder, knight, lord of Haunton-iu-Arderne, and Henry 
Nasard, citizen of London, ' draper,' acknowledge that they owe to 
Bartholomew de Badelesmore, knight, 434 marks 6*. 8e?,; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Stafford and 
Warwick. 

Henry Nasard, citizen of London, 'draper,' acknowledges that he owes 
to the said John Pecche 434 marks 6s. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Nicholas Fastolf acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Malynes 20l. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Master Robert de Hampton, parson of Middelton church, acknowledges 
that he owes to John de Ellerker, the elder, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his ecclesiastical goods and lands and chattels in eo. York, 
Cancelled on payment. 

Oliver de Mountpynzoun, parson of a third part of the charch of Attle- 
burgh, and Master Hervey de Bermer acknowledge that they owe to Robert 
de Stok, perpetual dean of Rokelound, 100s. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

John, abbot of Abyndon, acknowledges, for himself and his successors, 
that he owes to Thomas Cok of Abyndon, citizen of London, 100 sacks of 
wool, price 12 marks a sack ; to be levied, in default of payment, of bis 
lands and chattels in cos. Oxford, Berks, and Gloucester. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Richard de Draycote, knight, and Robert de Beek acknowledge that ihey 
owe to Thomas de Maryns of London 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Stafford. 

Richard de Draycote, knight, acknowledges that he owes to "William de 
Weldon 41. Os.^d.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Stafford. 

John son of Walter de Opmanton and Stephen his brother acknowledge 
that they owe to Richard son of John de Rokesle 74/. 3*. 4ef. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattelg in co, Sent, 



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1320. 



May 11. 
Fulmer. 



May 12. 

Fulmer. 



May 21. 
Odiham. 



May 24. 
Odiham. 



Membrane Gd — Schedule — cont. 
John le May acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Wyndesore and 
John his brother 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Ralph Giles of Kemesyng acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de 
Bewyk, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Kent. 

Ralph Bigod, knight, acknowledojes that he owes to John de Longevill 
of Little Billyng lOOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Northampton, Norfolk, and Suffolk. 

Bernard Pelegrini puts in his place John de Tholosa and Philip de 
Touleslond to sue the execution of a recognisance for 38/. made to him in 
chancery by John Hauward, ktiight. 

Thomas de Harpeden acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Rodeneye 
50Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Wilts. 

Thomas de Agmodesham acknowledges that he owes to Isabella de 
Cambhou 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of hi.s landa 
and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

John son of Ralph Loveday acknowledges that he owes to Ralph son 
of William Loveday 110 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of hia 
lands and chattels in cos. Buckingham and Middlesex. — The chancellor 
received the acknowledgment, 

Alexander le Convers, parson of the church of Leddride, diocese of 
Winchester, acknowledges that he owes to Adam de Rokesle, roper 
(^cordar') of London, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in cos. Surrey and Kent. 

Thomas de Veer, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John do 
Lancastre, knight, 230/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Essex, Suffolk, and Cambridge. 

Edmund Danvers acknowledges that he owes to Gilbert de Elesfeld 
66*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co, Berks. 

Richard de Stretle acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Wyrecestre 
10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Berks. 

James Beauflour of London acknowledges that he owes to William de 
A3Temynne, clerk, 12/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the city of London. — Robert de Bardelby received the 
acknowledgmen t. 

, Cancelled on pay men t. 

Michael de Whaddon, lord of Whaddon, acknowledges that he owes to 
Alice, late the wife of John de Holte, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
men t, of his lands and chattels in cos. Wilts and Somerset, 

John de Baverton acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Rodeneye 
50/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Hereford. 

John Joce, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William le Bustlere of 
Hildresham 300/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands wd 
chattels in cos, Essex, Hereford, and in [the city of] London. 
Note of payment of 200/» 



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1320. Membrane 6d — Schedule — cont. 

Enrolment of release by John Joce, knight, to William le Bustlere of 
Hildresham and Margaret his wife of his right in a moiety of the maoor of 
Great Lynton, and in a yearly rent of 201. for three years from the said 
moiety, and in a yearly rent of 50/. from the said moiety. Witnesses : 
John de Fnrueaus, John de Lymbery, knight[s] ; William le Harpur; 
Thomas de la Haye ; Roger de Abyton ; Nicholas de Merseye ; Henry de 
Byteringg' ; William de Kyrkeby ; John Sewale ; Richard Payn ; Thomas 
de Hanechach ; Richard de Bassingburn ; Robert de Lynton ; R-'chard 
Gerunde ; John de Kyrkeby. Dated at Great Lynton, on Monday the 
feast of St. Dunstan, 13 Edward IL 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery, on the said day, and 
acknowledged the above deed. 

May 23. Robert le Forester of Stebbenhith acknowledges that he owes to Stephen 

Odiham. Craye, citizen of London, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Middle.sex. 

William de Furnays, citizen of London, John de Marisco of Edelmeton, 
and Richard de Furneys of Berkyng' acknovvledge that they owe to Hamo 
le Barber, citizen and ' blader' of London, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in the city of London. 

May 30. Roger de Boselyngthorp, John le Toller, and Edmund Cheigny acknow- 
Odiham. ledge that they owe to Roger de Sandhoton, ' barber' of London, 10 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Nor- 
folk and Suffolk and in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Elizabeth, late the wife of William de Monte Acuto, tenant in chief, puts 

in her place William de Longeleye, clerk, to receive her dower in chancery. 

June 3. Roger le Franceis of Braneis acknowledges that he owes to Master Elias 

Westminster, de Sancto Albano 6 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Devon. 

Hugh Gode, Reginald le Clerk of Holeburn, Richard de Messing', and 
Ralph de Brackele acknowledge that they owe to Thomas de Sibethorp, 
parson of the church of Shenle, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels in the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John le Hauker acknowledges that he owes to William de Ayremynne, 
clerk, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Cambridge. 

Henry de Huntingdon acknowledges that he owes to John de Ware, 
fisher of London, 68*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Gloucester. 

The said Henry acknowledges that he owes to William de Stratford, 
baker of London, 4/. 16s. Od.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The said Henry acknowledges that he owes to Alice atto Wa[r]derobe 
25s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Gloucester. 



Membrane 5d. 

April 14. John de Heydon, clerk, puts in his place John de Evesham, clerk, and 
Lamteth. Theobald Poleyn to sue in chancery the execution of a recognisance for 60/. 
made to him by Ralph de Perham. , 



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1320. Membrane bd — cont. 

Master John Pomeray, clerk, puts in his place Master John de Blebury 

to sue in chanocvy the execution of a recognisance for 150 marks made to 

him by Tiiomas Barry of Bochampton. 

John de Grenham acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Kelm, clerk, 
100s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels iu 
CO. Lincoln. 

John le Dene, John Gysors, Eoger de Chelsham, Thomas atte 
Chirchegate of Dorkyng', 'William atte Hale of Wodeton, and William le 
Goldene of Neudegate acknowledge that they owe to the abbot of Certeseyo 
30/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
CO. Surrey. 

John de Cokefeud, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Eichard 
Damory, knight, 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. Norfolk and Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard de la Rivere puts in his place John de Crosseby to sue in 

chancery Cor the execution of a recognisance for 200/. made to him by 

Peter Eichard. 

Master James du Boys, parson of Stanlak, diocese of Lincoln, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to Thomas de Evesham, clerk, 40 marks ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Worcester. 

Thomas atte Hecohe of Sutton acknowledges that he owes to Walter de 
Fynchyngfeld and Petronilla his wife 4/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

April 17. Eobert Achard, knight, and David Dun.'?elm, parson of the church of 

Lambeth. Est Boklond, diocese of Exeter, acknowledge that they owe to John de 

Vienne 285 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 

chattels in cos. Berks and Devon. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Mat of LoUingeston acknowledges that he owes to Bartholomew de 
Stanhou 71.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Kent. 

John Fermbaud acknowledges that he owes to Alice, late the wife of 
Walter de la Peoule, 12 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Hughe atte Halle of Stanstede and Walter de Wadesmulne acknowledge 
that they owe to Alan de WalyngEord 100«. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

William de Welleden of London acknowledges that he owes to Henry de 
Edenestowe, clerk, and Eobert his brother 5 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Edmund Lambyn, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Sancto Laurencio and Ralph his brother, 25/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

April 20. John Saleman, fishmonger {piscenarius) and citizen of London, acknow- 

Sbeen. ledges that he owes to Hugh le Despenser, the younger, 60/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels iu the city of London. 
— The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Hugh, parson of the church of Great Brumleye, diocese of London, 
acknowledges that he owes to John de EUerker, the elder, 40 marks ; ta 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels in en, Essex. 



232 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



April 22. 
Kennington. 



April 25. 
Westminster. 



1320. Membrane 6d — cont. 

John son of John Mautravers puts in his place John de Evesham and 
Theobald Poleyn to sue in chancery the execution of a recognisance for 
loZ. made to him by William Faucomberge. 

Edmund de Neirford puts in his place Edmund de Brisyngham, clerk, to 
sue in chancery the execution of a recognisance for 20/. made to him by 
Harsculph de Whitewell. 

Peter de Novo Castro puts in his place John de Worstede and Henry de 
Tudenham to sue in chancery the execution of a recognisance for 40*. made 
to him by John de Thorplond. 

Francis Bachennis of Genoa acknowledges that he owes to Leonard 
Vento, merchant of Genoa, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Essex, 

William de Halingio, parson of the church of Neweinton, acknowledges 
that he owes to John de Sancto Lauroncio and Ralph his brother 25/.; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Walter North of Gobelcote acknowledges that he owes to Robert son of 
Robert de Chetyngdone 40*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

John Bygod, knight, .ncknowledges that he owes to Anthony Usas Maris, 
merchant of Genoa, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Robert de Rocheford, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Anthony 
Usus Maris 73/. Os, 4c/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment acknowledged by Anthony Citron, attorney, etc., 
in March, in the \4:th year of the king's reign. 

April 24. Bartholomew de Hakeburn acknowledges that he owes to Master John 
Westminster, de Blebyry, parson of the church of Neunam Curtenay, 40/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Berks. 
Cancelled on payment, 

Robert le Forester of Stebenheth acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Ware, fishmonger (pissenar') of London, 110s. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

April 2C. William son of Roger de Cressy acknowledges that he owes to Ralph 
■VVestminster. Basset of Drayton 201)/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Lincoln and Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas atte Rudynge of Watford acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Pelhanti 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels 
in CO. Hertford. 

April 26. Robert de Kendale, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph Basset 
yiTestminster. pf Drayton 253/. 'is. 3d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos, Hertford, Kent, and Bedford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Roger de Swynerton acknowledges that he owes to the said Ralph 
253/. 3s. 3d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
iu CO. Stafford. 

Richard de Percrs, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the said Ralph 
253/. 3s. 3d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
.: }r\ cos, Leicester, Hertford, and Caipbridge. 



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J.320. Membrane 5d — cont. 

Hugh de Audele, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Kenilale 600 marks ; to be levied, in def.iult of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Kent. 

Hugh de Audele, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to Roger de 
Swynevton 600 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Kent. 

The said Hugh acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Perers 
600 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels 
in CO. Kent. 

Robert de G-rendon, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Doffus Oddy, 
merchant of Luca, 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Stafford. 

Richard de Sutton of Southampton acknowledges that he owes to Peter 
le Mareschal 12 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Southampton. 

April 27. John de Hastynges acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Garton, 
Westminster, citizen of London, 2001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Northampton and Bedford. 

Note of payment of 160Z. 

William Copyn of Aughton acknowledges that he owes to Henry do 
Spaldyngton, clerk, 60.?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

John Wolvel of Andevre, John Porker of Andevre, John Pikard, and 
Richard Crul acknowledge that they owe to Richard de Strattou 4!S/. : to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. South- 
ampton. 

Guy de Sancto Albano acknowledges that he owes to Robert Achard, 
knight, and David Anselin, parson of Estbokelond church, 100 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands .and chattels in co. Cornwall. 
Cancelled on payment. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit the men 
of the counties of Cumberland and Northumberland to have respite until 
All Saints next of all debts exacted from them by summons of the 
exchequer, as the king lias respited tlie debts until then in consideration of 
the damages sustained by them through the frequent comings into those 
counties of the Scotch rebels. By K. 

To the sherifEs of London. Order not to arrest any goods of the men of 
the power of the count of Flanders until the feast of Holy Trinity next by 
virtue of any order of the king's brought to them or to be brought to ihem 
at the suit of any person of the king's power, and to refrain from aggrieving 
them in the meanwhile. By K. 

The like to the following : 
The sheriff of Kent. 
The sheriff of Lincoln. 
Robert de Kendale, constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinquo 

Ports. 
The bailiffs of the abbot of Ranimeseie at St. Ives. 

April 29. John, prior of Chikesand, acknowledges that he owes to Mannnt 

Windbor. Francisci, merchant of Florence, and John and Mannus his brothers 120/. ; 
to be levied; in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Bedford,' 
Cancelled on payment. 



April 25. 
Westminster, 



April 2C. 
Westminster. 



234 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1320. Membrane bd — cont. 

Richard de Ivethorn acknowledges that he owes to John Savekyn 10/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Brian de Herdeby acknowledges that he owes to John Daubeney, lord 
of Breudebrogliton, 300 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

John Daubeney, lord of Brendebroghton, acknowledges that he owes to 
Brian de Herdeby 170 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Vacated because otherwise below. 

Richard de Draicote and Robert le Bek acknowledge that they owe to 
William son of William, the elder, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Stafford. 

John Daubeney, lord of Brendebroghton, acknowledges that he owes to 
Brian de Herdeby, lord of Thurleby, 170 marks; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Hugh de Audele, the younger, acknowledges that be owes to Manent 
Francisci, merchant of Florence, and to John and Mannus his brothers 
3C0Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
COS. Kent, Essex, Hertford, Bedford, and Gloucester. 

Membrane 5d. — Schedule. 

Memorandum, that whereas the king, on 20 May, in the 6th year of his 
reign, willed by his charter and ordained that native and foreign merchants 
buying wool and wool-fells within this realm for the purpose of taking 
them to the lands of Brabant, Flanders, and Artoys, should carry them to a 
certain staple in one of those lands to be ordained by the mayor and com- 
munity of the mercljants of this realm, and to no other place in those lands, 
and he grunted to the said mayor and merchants that the mayor and council 
of the merchants might impose certain sums upon native and alien mer- 
chants contravening this ordinance, and that snch money should be levied 
of the offenders' goods by the king's ministers when informed thereof for 
tlie use of the king, saving (o the mayor and merchants power to punish the 
offenders if their goods should be found in the aforesaid staple outside this 
realm ; and ihe king was afterwards given to understand at York, in the 
13th year of his reign, that many native and alien merchants carried wool 
and wool-fells out of the realm to other places than the staple in the afore- 
said lands ; whereupon he assigned John de Cherleton, mayor of the 
merchants of the staple, to enquire by the oath of jurors concerning tres- 
passers against the aforesaid charter from the time when it was granted, and 
to impose sums of money upon them and levy the same for the king's use, 
according to the charter, and to certify the king thereof. Which appoint- 
ment the said John began to execute in the city of London, and certain 
merchants complained to the king's council concerning the execution of the 
appointment ; by reason whereof he was ordered by the council to stay the 
execution of the matter until the quinzaine of Easter then next following. 
At which quinzaine Bonus Philippi, Dinus Forcetti, merchants of the 
society of the Bardi of Florence, Manenttus Francisci, Bankinus Brunelisk, 
and other alien merchants appeared before the king in the green chamber 
in his palace at Westminster before his council, to wit W. archbishop of 
Canterbury, J. bishop of Norwich, the chancellor, W. bishop of Exeter, 
the treasurer, Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, Hugh le Despenser, 
the elder, Hugh le Despenser, the younger, Bartholomen'.de Badelesmere, 
steward of the household, the justices of both Benches, the barons of the 



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1320. Membrane 5rf — Schedule — cont. 

exchequer, and many others of the king's council, and asserted that they 
ought not to be restricted to the said staple, saying that they never con- 
sented that the aforesaid charter should be obtained from the king, and iliat 
they ought not to be restricted by it to go with their wool or wool-fells to 
that staple against their will from the time when they have paid the customs 
due for the wool and wool-fells, and that it is contained in Magna Carta 
that all merchants may come into the realm, stay therein, and return thence 
safely and securel}' with their goods upon paying the due and accustomed 
customs ; and, on the other side, the aforesaid John de Oherleton, John de 
Boreford, Harao Godchep, Thomas Cok, John Prior, Thomas Prentiz, John 
de Causton, William de Hacford, John de Grantham, Richard de Hakene, 
John Prior, the younger, Thomas Beauflour, William de Luton, William de 
Bray, John Cosyn, Wymond Brother, William le Clerk, Henry Wymond, 
Thomas de Enefeld, Robert le Callere, Walter Gorst, Elias la Callei e, John 
de Bengho, John Simeon, Henry Darcy, Henry Nasard, Geoffrey la 
Botyller, John Gernoun, Simon de Swanlond, Reyner Piggesflessh, John 
de Assheford, and many other native merchants, said that there was a 
staple for wool in the aforesaid lands in the times of Henry III. and 
Edward I., but as there was no pain against confcraveners, the aforesaid charter 
was obtained at the suit of native and alien merchants under the penalties 
contained in the same, and that proclamations and inhibitions were made at 
the time of the making of the charter and af terv/ards by the king's writs 
forbidding native or alien merchants taking wool or wool-fells for sale to 
any of the said lands except to the staple, under the penalties contained in 
the charter, and they prayed that the pains and punishments therein con- 
tained may be executed against native and alien merchants contravening 
the tenor of the charter, especially as the charter was obtained by the 
common consent of native and alien merchants, and the efiEect of the charter 
and proclamations has not been since revoked or surpended, adding that by 
means of this staple the king can constrain the men of the aforesaid lands 
by whom his Scotch enemies are cherished and maintained from making 
such aid to his enemies. And the charter and the grant to John de 
Cherleton having been there read, it was considered by the king and his 
council that execution thereof should be made so far as concerns the levying 
of the penalties contained in the charter for the king's use. \^Parl. Writs.'\ 



Membrane id. 

June 4. William le Salter, chaplain of Tamraeworth, and Geoffrey le Bere acknow- 

Westminster. ledge (hat they owe to Master Henry de Cliff, clerk, 55 marks ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Stafford. 

June 4. Nicholas de Huntercumbe acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 

Westminster. Kendale, knight, 600/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Northumerland. 

Robert de Kendale, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the said 
Nicholas 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Hertford. 

Jane 6. John de Brunnesleye of Braunston acknowledges that he owes to John 

Westminster. Giffard, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. Northampton and Leicester. 

Ralph de Gorges and Walter Baril acknowledge that they owe to 
Bicbard Damory, knight, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in cos. Somerset and Dorset. 



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CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1320. Me7nbrane 4d — cont. 

Philip do Amyas of York, Nicholas de Karliolo of York, and Peter de 
Bouthum of York acknowledge that they owe to John de EUerkev, the 
elder, 60s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their land.? and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment, 

Walter de Eodston of Notyngham acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas 
de Waynfiet of Lenne QOs. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Robert le Spicer of Lewes acknowledges that he owes to John Ive of 
Wynchelse 10^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Sussex. 

Richard de Perers, knight, and Henry Nasard, merchant of London, 
acknowledge that they owe to Edmund, earl of Arundel, 500 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Essex and Kent. 

Henry de Nasard acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Perers, 
knight, 600 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Kent. 

Peter de Pulford, clerk, has letters from the king to the prior and con- 
vent of St. Andrew's Northampton to receive the pension due from them to 
one of the king's clerks by reason of the new creation of the prior. 

By p.s. 

William de la Rude acknowledges that he owes to William de Kingeston, 
clerk, 10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Somerset. 

Hugh Gifiard, parson of the church of Barewe, diocese of Norwich, 
acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Luton 20 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Suffolk. 

Thomas de Burgo, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Crek, 
knight, 4001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in cos. York and Cambridge. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of deed of Jolm de Crek, knight, witnessing that whereas 
Sir Thomas de Burgo, knight, is bound to him in 400^. as above, the said 
John grants that execution tliereof shall cease against Thomas and his 
heirs until divorce be made between Thomas and Lucy his wife and for 
half a year following, and that if either of them die before the divorce be 
made, or if in any case the divorce be not made, the recognisance shall be 
annulled. He also grants that if Thomas find the said Lucy security within 
six months after the divorce for 201. of yearly rent to be received for the terra 
of her life from his manors of Burgh and Swafham, co. Cambridge, or if 
Thomas be prepared to do so and Lucy refuse to admit it, then Thomas 
shall be acquitted of the above recognisance. Dated at London, 8 June, 
13 Kdward II. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery, on the said day, and ac- 
knowledged the above deed. 

June 6. John Bigod, knight, lord of Seterington, acknowledges that he owes to 

Tottenham. Antliony de Usu Maris 221. 10s. Od. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on jtayment. 

John de Bovyngton of Hegham Perers acknowledges that he owes to 
William le Ganger of London and John de Heghham, clerk, 100*. ; to he 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Northampton 
ftnd Bedford, 



June 5. 

Westminster. 

June 6. 

Tottenham. 



May 25. 
Selborn. 



June 6. 
Tottenham. 



June 7. 
Waltham. 



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1820. 

June 9. 

Havering- 
-atte-Bower. 



June 7. 
Westminster. 



Membrane id — cont. 

Tbomas Coleman acknowledges that he owes to the prior of St. Mary's 
church, Suthwerk, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

John de Hastinges, Robert de Heyle, and John do Sweltenham, parson 
of the church of Shakercston, diocese of Lincoln, acknowledge that they 
owe to Manent Francisci, Achiritus Maneiti, and John Marsepeny, mer- 
chants of Florence, 400(. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in cos. Northampton, Leicester, and Bedford. 

John de Cerne acknowledges that he owes to Margaret de Leenham 
2,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Wilts. 

Margaret de Leenham acknowledges that she owes to the aforesaid John 
200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels in co. 
Kent. 

Robert de Luggore, parson of the church of Southham, puts in his place 
John de Monyton and John Chauntecler against Walter, bishop of 
Coventry and Lichfield, in a plea of scire facias for that the bishop 
should shew cause why a writ to take the said Robert as excommunicate 
should [not] be superseded. 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause proclamation to be made in 
Leicester and elsewhere in his bailiwick prohibiting any earl, baron, knight, 
or other man-at-arms tourneying at Leicester or elsewhere without special 
licence from the king, and to arrest any one presuming to do so by their 
bodies, horses, and harness, certifying the king of the names of any persons 
so arrested, as the king understands that certain persons are about to come 
to Leicester to tourney there on Monday next or soon afterwards, notwith- 
standing his frequent prohibitions of tournaments. By K. 
iJFoedera.l 

Memorandum that the king, on 4 June, in the green chamber in his 
palace at Westminster, in the presence of W. archbishop of Canterbury, 
J. bishop of Norwich, the chancellor, W. bishop of Exeter, the treasurer, 
S. bishop of London, and Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, Humphrey 
de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, Hugh le Despenser, the younger, 
and many barons of the exchequer and justices of both Benches, caused 
two small seals to be brought beiore him, one of the time of bis father 
that was tised in England when the king was in Flanders, and another that 
was used in England when the present king was in France, and he caused 
the said small seal of his father's time to be broken and he delivered pieces 
of silver thereof to .T. bishop of Norwich, the chancellor, as his fee, and he 
left the other small seal of his own time in a bag under the chancellor's 
seal, and the king, who was about to pass the sea to do homage to the king 
of France for the duchy of Aquitaine and his other lands held of him in 
parts beyond sea, then ordained that his great seal should remain closed up 
in a secure place whilst he was in parts beyond sea, and that the little seal 
should meantime serve for the government of the realm. On the morrow, 
to wit Thursday before St. Barnabas the Apostle, the king commenced bis 
journey towards the sea. On Monday following, to wit 9 June, the 
chancellor, who was going with the king to parts beyond sea, came to the 
inn of W. bishop of Exeter, treasurer of England, and there sealed writs 
with the great sesl, and afterwards placed the said seal in a bag, and sealed 
the bag with his seal to be carried forthwith to the king, and there im- 
mediately afterwards the chancellor, in the presence of the treasurer and 
Sir Walter de Norwico, chief baron of the exchequer, William de Bereford, 
chief justice of the common Bench, and Master Robert de Baldok, keeper 
of the privy seal, delivered on the king's behalf the aforesaid small seal 



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enclosed in a bag under his seal to William de Ajremynne, keeper of the 
rolls of chancery, and Robert de Bai'delby and William de CI if, clerks of 
the chancery, to be kept for the government of the realm, and he said that 
it should remain in William de Ayremynne's keeping under the seals of the 
said Robert and William de Clyf, and William de Ayremynne received the 
seal from the hands of the chancellor, and it was there agreed that, so long 
as the king was in the realm, writs to be sealed under the said seal should 
be made under the witness of the king and, in his absence, under the wit- 
ness of Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the realm. On 
the same day, at Westminster, before dinner, the said William, Robert, and 
William oi)ened the said seal, and sealed writs therewith, and after the 
sealing Robert and William de Clif put their seals upon the said seal re- 
maining in the custody of William de Ayremynne. Afterwards the king 
wrote to the said keepers under his privy seal that he went to sea on 
19 June, and ordered them to cause writs thereafter to be made under the 
witness of the said keeper [of the realm] until he should return from parts 
beyond sea. \_Foedera; Pari. Writs.'] 

June 12. William son of William de Bumstede acknowledges that he owes to 

Thunderley. Thomas Beauflour, citizen of London, 40 marks; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Walter de Cantilupo, parson of the chuich of Snytenfeld, diocese of 
Worcester, and Tliomas Betoun, parson of the church of Avene Derset, in 
the same diocese, acknowledge that they owe to Henry de Wenlond AOs. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesias- 
tical goods in CO. Warwick. 

The said Walter and Thomas acknowledge that they owe to Thomas de 
Dene of Worcester, ' corviser,' 17/. 6s. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels in co. Warwick. 

June 15. Thomas de Flore, parson of the church of Kiselyngbuiy, diocese of 
Canterbury. Lincoln, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de Segrave 40 marks ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northamp- 
ton. 

June 5. To the sheriffs of London. Order not to arrest any goods of the men of 

Westminster, the power of the count of Flanders at the suit of any one of the king's power 
by virtue of any order of his until the feast of St. Mary Magdalene next. 

By K. and C. 
The like to the following : 

Robert de Kendale, constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque 

Ports. 
The sheriff of Lincoln. 
The sheriff of Kent. 



June 10. 
Dnnton. 



Membrane 3d. 

Enrolment of grant by John, bishop of Bath and Wells, to the king of 
his manor of Yashamstede, co. Berks. Witnesses : W. archbishop of 
Canterbury ; J. bishop of Norwich, the chancellor ; W. bishop of Exeter, 
the treasurer; S. bishop of London; Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke ; 
Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex ; Hugh le Despenser, the 
younger. Dated at London, 5 June, 13 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that the bishop came into chancery, on the said day, and 
acknowledged the above deed. 

Geoffrey de Stokes, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Weston-sub-Egge, knight, 561. I3s. 4d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Oxford, 



13 EDWARD II. 239 



1320. Membrane 3d — cont. 

Enrolment of letter of the said Geoffrey acknowledging receipt from Sir 
John do Weston-sub-Egge, knight, of all arrears of a yearly rent of 20/. 
acknowledged in the late king's chancery by the said John for the term of 
Geoffrey's life. Dated at Westminster, 10 June, 13 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Geoffrey came into chancery, on the said day, and 
acknowledged the above. 

June 7. To E. bishop of Salisbury. Order to supersede until the king's return 

Havering-atte- from parts beyond sea the execution of the king's order to annul a com- 

Bower. position or ordinance upon the division of the goods and chattels and lands 

of the abbot and convent of Abyndon lately made without the assent of the 

king's progenitors. By p.s. [6294.] 

John son of Roger de Westratford acknowledges that he owes to Roger 
de Tyryngham HI. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Ralph de Chaddesden, parson of the church of Charewelton, acknowledges 
that he owes to Laurence de Bascote 10/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton and Leicester. 

Jordnn de Caumvill, parson of Clyfton church, diocese of Coventry and 
Lichfield, acknowledges that he owes to John de Vienna 10 marks: to he 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Stafford. 

Alexander de Olveswyk acknowledges that he owes to John Blaket, 
knight, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Buckingham. 

William de Xaburgh, tenant of the lands of John de Acre, puts in his 

place Ri(!hard de Oxwyk and Richard de Swafiiam against Eleanor, late 

the wile of Henry de Segrave and Theobald de Goldyngton, executors of 
Heni-y's will, in the matter of a recognisance in chancery for 500/. made 
to Henry by the said John. 

Gerard Eouth puts in his place Michael de Wath and Roger de Suthcote 
to sue in chancery the matter of an arrest against the men and merchants of 
the power of the count of Flanders concerning the robbery of his goods at 
Mergate in Flanders {sic). 

John de Dusford acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Kyngesbury 
9/. 13*. 'id.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Worcester. 

June 11. Walter Grapenel, parson of the church of All Saints, Berkingechurch, 
Thunderley. diocese of London, William de Clyve, parson of the church of Angreham, 
diocese of Durham, and Gilbert de Langele, citizen of London, acknowledge 
that they owe to William de Torring', skinner {pellipario) of London, 20 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Ranulph de Dacre acknowledges that he owes to John de Lancastre 
200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. 
Cumberland and Westmoreland. 

Geoffrey son of Ralph West of Gretford acknowledges that he owqs to 
Henry son of John de Caperygg' 30/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1320. 



June 14. 

Canterbury. 



Membrane 3d — cont. 
Henry son of John de Caperygg' acknowledges that he owes to Geoffrey 
son of Ralph West of Gretford 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William Wayne and William de Porret acknowledge that they owe to 
John de Besevill, citizen of London, 201. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 
Cancelled on payment. 

William Herlisun acknowledges that he owes to Master Francis de Luca 
30 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment, acJtnowledged hy Thomas de LuK , executor of 
the will of the said Francis. 

Richard de Hasseneye of Creyk acknowledges that he owes to John 
Nenwenian of Norton 39 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Walter le Foundour acknowledges that he owes to William Clement of 
Nastoke 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the city of London. 

Giles Sabright of Great Badwe acknowledges tliat he owes to John de 
Chelmersford, clerk, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Essex. 

To Henry le Sorop. Order to .send to the exchequer without delay all 
the estreats of the rolls of him and his fellows appointed to take assises, 
juries, and certificates, or to hear and determine other matters whatsoever, 
or to deliver gaols that he has not yet delivered at the exchequer, so that 
they be at the exchequer by the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula, to be delivered 
info the treasury. By K. 

[Pari. Writs.'] 

The like to one hundred and fifty others, \_lbid.'] 

June 5. To the executors of the will of Roger le Brabazon. Order to send to 

Westminster, the exchequer by the above date all the rolls of the said Roger of the time 
when he was a justice of the king and his father and the rolls of his fellows 
appoinled with him to take assizes, juries, .and certificates or to hear and 
determine other matters or tn deliver gaols, that have not yet been 
delivered to the exchequer. [Ibid.'] 

The like to the executors of the following : 
John de Insula. 
William de Monte Acuto. 
Roger Sauvage. 
Richard do Walsyngham. 
John de Batesford. 
John de Westcote. 
Robert fuiz Payn. 
Simon de Monte Acute. 
Ralph de Hengham. 
William de Goldington. 
Robert de Ufford. [Ibid.] 

June 6. To Hugh le Despenser, the elder, late justice of the Forest this side 

Weetminster. Trent. Order to Bend to the exechequer all rolls touching his oflSce that 
have not yet been delivered at the exchequer. [Ibid.] 



June 19. 
Dover. 



June 5. 
Westminster. 



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241 



1320. Membrane Zd — cont. 

To the executors of the will of William de Vescy, Inte justice of the 
Forest beyond Trent. Order to send to the exchequer by Michaelmas all 
the rolls touching the above office for all the time of William's office that 
have not yet been delivered to the exchequer. \^Ibid.'] 



Membrane 2d. 

Juue 19. Edmund de Brompton, lord of Esylynghame, acknowledges that he owes 

Dover. to Hugh Pycard of London \6l. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

William de Burton, vicar of Kensington church, diocese of London, 
acknowledges that he owes to Adam de Brom, clerk, 50s. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Bartholomew de Burgherssh who [married] Elizabeth, daughter and 
co-heiress of Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief, puts in his place Thomas 
de Evesham and Eobert Marchumleye to sue for her purparty of her 
father's lands, etc. 



June 25. 
Westminster. 



Thomas, abbot of Bruerne (Bruera), acknowledges, for himself and 
convent, that he owes to Maucut Francisci and John Marsopyni, merchants 
of Florence, 400/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Oxford. Witness : Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John le Rous, knight, William de Prestebury, parson of Mynchenhamp- 
fon, in the diocese of Worcester, and John de Elkeston acknowledge that 
they owe to Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, 80Z. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Gloucester and 
Hereford. 

Thomas Brand of Lincoln acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Scorburgh of Beverley 20/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds 
and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Richard de la Rivere and John de Nebbeleye acknowledge that they 
owe to Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, 10/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

Thomas de Radebergh and Richard de Blakeneye acknowledge that they 
owe to Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, 10/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Walter Wyth of Erlyngham acknowledges that he owes to Aymer de 
Valencia, earl of Pembroke, 10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

Thomas de Rodebergh, Nigel de Kyngescote, and Walter Wyth of 
Erlyngham acknowledge that they owe to Aymer de Valencia, earl of 
Pembroke, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Gloucester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Ralph Bigot acknowledges that he owes to Henry Burell 50/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Norfolk and 
Northampton. 

Note of payment of 201. 



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June 27. Thomas de Wercho and Gilbert VYalet acknowledge that they owe to 

Westminster. Master Edmund de London, canon of the king's free chapel in the castle of 

Hastynges, 13/. 4«. Of/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 

and chattels in co. Sussex. Witness : Aynier de Valencia, earl of Pembroke. 

Cancelled oil payment. 

William de Briggate of Dilham acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Bardelby, clerk, 38 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
nnd chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William Oopyn of Aughton acknowledges that he owes to Roger de 
Eyvill 60s. ; to be levied, iu default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Henry de Hemmyngburgh, parson of Sandhurst church, acknowledges 
that he owes to Robert de Bardelby, clerk, 60 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

The abbot of Waverle acknowledges, for himself and his convent, that 
he owes to Francis Janimor and Bonseignur Jacop, merchants of the 
society of the Peruzzi (Peruchiorum), 201.; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

July 2. Adam son of Robert de Everyngham acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. Sibyl, his daughter, 400 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in cos. Lincoln, York, and Nottingham. Witness : Aymer 
de Valencia, earl of Pembroke. 

Adam de Masshebury, citizen and mercer of London, acknowledges that 
he owes to Alexander le Goldbeter of London 40/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 



June 18. 
Dover. 



To the justices to take assizes, jurie.s, and certificates in co. York. Order 
to cause proclamation to be made at each of their sessions prohibiting any 
one from presuming to come armed before them, or from inflicting damage 
or hindrance upon the parties, jurors, or others there or coming to the 
place of their sessions or returning thence, under pain of forfeiting all that 
they may forfeit, and to punish any persons doing so, as the king is given 
to understand that many persons come armed before his justices, and so 
threaten the king's ministers, the parties suing, jurors, and others, both in 
the presence of the justices and on their way to the sessions, that the 
parties, juries, and others desist from the prosecution of their affairs, and the 
justices desist from the execution of their oiSce. The king has ordered the 
sheriff of that county to be intendent to them in executing the premises, 
and to cause like proclamation to be made in such places as he shall think fit, 
and to attach by their bodies all persons whom he shall find out of the 
presence of the justices contravening the proclamation, so that he have them 
before the king in fifteen days from Michaelmas to be punished according 
to law and custom. 'I'ho king wills that they shall enquire at the beginning 
of their sessions of the sheriff if he have executed the premises, and that 
they shall give their council to the sheriff if he need it. By K. and C. 

\_I<'cedera.'] 

The like to the justices in all the counties of England. [/&£</.] 

To the sheriff of York. Order to be intendent to the aforesaid justices 

in the premises, and to cause the above proclamation and inhibition to be 

made in such places in his bailiwick as he shall think fit, and to attach any 

found out of the justices' presence contravening the same, so that he have 



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243 



1320. Membrane 2d — cont. 

tlieir bodies before the king in fifteen days from Micliaelmas to answer 
concerning their offences, certifying the king of the names of those thus 
attached and of the cause of their arrest. The king has ordered the jus- 
tices to hold pleas before him to proceed against those thus attached and to 
punish them according to the law and custom of the realm. By K. and C. 
The like to all the sheriffs of England. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made for- 
bidding any earl, baron, knight, or other from tourneying, etc., or making 
assemblies in breach of the peace at present, whilst the king is absent from 
the realm, and to attach by their bodies any persons doing so, so that he 
liave them before the king in fifteen days from Michaelmas to answer to 
the king, certifying the king of those thus attached and the circumstances 
of such attachment. The king has ordered his justices to hold pleas 
before him to proceed against and punish the persons so attached according^ 
to the sheriff's certificate. By K. and C. 

[-Fffif/era.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England, lliid.] 

To Henry le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 
king. Order to proceed against those who shall be named in such certifi- 
cates of the sheriffs, considering the quality and quantity of their offences, 
and to punish them according to law. If it happen that any one be so 
much charged with contempts, disobediences, or excesses that they cannot 
proceed to judgment against him without consulting the king, they are to- 
certify the king thereof under Henry's seal without delay, so that the king- 
may order his will to be done. 

The like to the said Henry and his fellows of [any] deed touching the- 
session of justices to take assizes. 



Jnly 3. 
Westminster. 



June 18. 
Dover. 



Membrane Id. 

Stephen de Upton acknowledges that he owes to Godfrey de Essex, 10/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Esses. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Godfrey de Essex, executor of the will ' of Adam le Taillur, puts in his 
place Stephen de Upton or Geoffrey de Forda to sue the execution of a 
debt against the tenants of the lands that belonged to Gilbert de Theydene. 

Afterwards the executor came into clmncery in the chapel of the 
Cohversi, London, on 23 August, in the i4tk year, and amoved the 
aforesaid Stephen and Geoffrey and put in his place John de Brugge- 
loautier, clerk, for the above purpose. 

William Bardolf, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Bradefeld, the younger, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Suffolk. 

John de Lyston puts in his place Thomas de Eveshum and Thomas de 
Brayton to sue against Thomas Clencli, parson of the church of Bridebrok 
on a recognisance for a debt made in chancery. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool and wool-fells in the port of 
London. Order to take oath upon the gospels from every merchant 
wishing to take wool or wool-fells out of that port to parts beyond sea that 
he will avow the wool and wool-fells under the name of the owner thereof 
and not of another person, and to receive security from the owner of the 

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244 CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1320. Membrane \d — cont. 

wool and wool-fells to answer to the king for what pertains to him of the 
wool and wool-fells if they be sent to Flanders, Brabant, or Artoys against 
the form of the charter of the staple granted to the merchants of this realm 
by the king on 20 May, in the 6tii year of the king's reign, or his proclama- 
tion or inhibition of merchants, native or foreign, taking wool or wool- 
fells elsewhere in those lands than to the staple ordained by the mayor and 
council of the merchants of this realm, and then to permit the wool and 
fells to be taken out of that port upon payment of the due custom, as the 
king, aftei' appointing certain of his subjects to enquire in divers parts of 
the realm concerning the export of wool and wool-fells to the above lands 
to other places than the staple, understands that almost all the merchants, 
alien and native, exercising such merchandise in this realm are guilty of 
the premises, and that many of them who are indicted thereof and others 
who fear to be indicted thereof cause their wool and wool-fells to be 
carried out of the realm under the names of others who are not guilty of 
the premises, certain of the aliens probably intending not to return to this 
realm, thus avoiding the forfeitures and amends due to the king for their 
offences. By K. and G. and afterwards by p.s. 

The like to the collectors, of the customs in the following ports : 
Southampton. Lenne. 

Weymouth. Ipswich. 

Boston. Kyngeston-on-Hull. 

Great Yarmouth. Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to arrest all wool, goods, and mer- 
chandise of all alien merchants, Germans and others, and to keep the same 
safely until they receive security to answer to the king for what pertains to 
him for wool and wool- fells taken or sent by the said merchants to any of 
the aforesaid lands contrary to the said charter, proclamation, and inhibi- 
tion, if they be convicted of such offences, certifying the king of the names 
of the o« ners of the goods thus arrested and of their whole proceedings in 
the matter, as the king is given to understand that many alien merchants, 
and especially German merchants, are guilty of tlie aforesaid offences, and 
that they propose leaving the realm with their wool and other goods, pro- 
bably not intending to return. 'By K. and C. and afterwards by p.s. 

The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 

Southampton. Hereford. 

Surrey and Sussex. Bedford and Bucks. 

Somerset and Dorset. Cambridge and Huntingdon. 

Warwick and Leicester. Essex and Hertford. 

Gloucester. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Northampton. York. ~ 

Oxford and Berks. Northumberland. 

July 6. Stephen do Upton acknowledges that he owes to William do Clif 

Westminster. 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Middlesex. Witness : Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Warin de Insula acknowledges that he owes to William de Ridele 
8 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Oxford. 



( 245 ) 



14 EDWAED 11. 



1320. 

July 10. 

Westminster. 



July 8. 
Westminster. 



July 9. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 26. 

To Henry le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the king. 
Order to deliver Eobert son of Roger de Northhalle, of the county of York, 
in the marshalsoa prison for the death of William le Wayte, in bail to twelve 
mainpernors who shall undertake to have him before the king if any one 
shall speak against him concerning the above death, as it appears by their 
record, which the king has caused to come before him in chancery, that he 
slew the said William by mischance and not feloniously or of malice afore- 
thought (excogitata). Witness : Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke. 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Ralph Beler, who is incapacitated by age and infir- 
mity. Witness : Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembi'oke. 

To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with a yearly rent of 9 marks that the prior of the hospital 
of St. John of Jerusalem in England was wont to render to Roger son of 
William de Staunton, as mesne tenant (w!erf;'o)between the prior and Oliver de 
Ingham, for the freehold held by the prior of Roger in Anesty near 
Swalweclyve, which rent the escheator has taken into the king's hands on 
the ground that the prior acquired it contrary to the statute of mortmain, the 
prior having shewn the king that whereas he lately impleaded the said Roger 
before the justices of the Bench for this, that Roger should acquit him of 
the service that the aforesaid Oliver exacted from him for the aforesaid 
tenement, it was considered that Roger should, on account of his non- 
appearance, lose the service of the prior, and that the prior should answer to 
Oliver for the abovesaid service, omitting Roger, as appears by the record 
and process of the plea, which the king has caused to come before him. 
Witness : Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke. 

July 11. William Henry of Blecheroore, imprisoned at Exeter for the death of 

AVestmiuster. John son of Richard de Chisewell, has letters to the sherifE of Devon to bail 
him until the first assize. 

To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest this side 
Trent. Order to deliver Robert de Nodariis, parson of Knoston church,, 
imprisoned at Okham for trespass of vert in the forest of Roteland, in bail 
to twelve mainpernors who shall undertake to have him before the justices- 
for Forest pleas when they next come to those parts. 

July 20. To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to- 

Stratford, the executors of the will of John de Knokyn, king's yeoman, all the goods 

and chattels of the said John taken into the king's hands by the escheator, 

for the execution of John's will. Witness : the aforesaid earl. By p.s. 

The like to the following : 

The treasurer and barons of the exchequer. 

Humphrey de Waleden. 

The mayor and sheriffs of London. 

The abbot of Redyngg'. 

Roger Carles. 

John Huse, the younger. 

Ralph de Restwokl. 



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1320. Membrane 2Q—cont. 

William de Couleye. 
Roger le Savage, ' armerer.' 
Eobartde Insula Vecta, ' taylur.' 
John le Straunge, knight. 
William de Chetewynde. 
Philip des Arraures. 
Philip, parson of Hodtne', ch arch. 
John Hauberier. 

July 20. To the coUeotors of the custom of wool and wool-fells in the port of 

Stratford-atte- Southampton. Order to release the wool and wool-fells of the merchants of 
^ow. j-jjg gociety of the Bardi of Florence, arrested by them by virtue of the king's 
order to take oath from merchants exporting wool or wool-fells from that 
port that they are their own wool and wool-fells and to receive from them 
security for what pertains to the king in case the wool and wool-fells be 
taken to Flanders, Brabant, and Artoys contrary to the form of the charter 
of the staple, as the merchants of the said society have submitted themselves 
to the king's grace concerning their indictment for the premises and for other 
things if they be further indicted, and to permit them to export their wool 
and wool-fells, receiving the custom thereof and oath from tlie exporters 
that they will avow the wool and wool-fells under the name of the owner 
and not of any one else. Witness : Aymer de "Valencia, earl of Pembroke. 

By C. 
The like to the collectors in the following ports : 

Southampton. Kyngeston-on-HulI. 

Boston. 

.July 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit 

Stratford. Laurence do Eustiton of 50 marks yearly from 13 December, in the 
lOth year of the king's reign, for the custody of the towns of Petresfeld, 
Mapelderhani, Upclatford, and Hardebrugge, which belonged to Gilbert de 
Clare, late earl of Gloucester and Hertford, which the king committed to 
him at will on 28 November, in the 9th year of his reign, rendering 
therefor the above sum yearly, the town of Petresfeld being extended to the 
yearly value of 8/. l.s. 6^d., the town of Mapelderham to 14/. Zs. I^d., the 
town of Upclatford to 11. 13s. 7c?., and the town of Hardebrugge to 28.S. 8rf., 
the king having afterwards, on 13 December aforesaid, committed to Richard 
de Bodeney, Benedict de Cokefeld, and William de Aylmere the custody of 
all the earl's lands in England until the octaves of Holy Trinity then next 
following. Witness : The aforesaid earl. 

To Gilbert de Stapelton, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands of Mary de Nevill, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as it appears by inquisition taken by the escheator that she held for 
life the manors of Middelhran, Thoraldeby, Welle, Snape, Carleton, 
Fagherwald, Nosterfeld, Burton, and Crakale, and a messuage and a 
carucate of land in Aykescard and the advowson of the church of that town, 
of the inheritance of Ralph de Nevill, by grant from Robert de Nevill, made 
by a fine levied in the king's court under the following form : that, after her 
death, the manor of Snape should remain to Robert, and the manors of 
MiddelhaiD, Thoraldeby, Carleton, Nosterfeld, Burton, and Crakale, and the 
messuage, land and advowson aforesaid should remain to Ranulph de Nevill 
for life, with reversion to the said Robert, and that the manor of Fag[h]erwald 
should remain to Master Ralph de Nevill for life, with reversion to Robert, 
and that the manor of Welie should remain to Master Robert do Neville for 
life, with remainder to the aforesaid Ranulph for life, v/ith reversion to 
Robert ; wliich manors, etc., are held of others than the king. 

Here the king returned from parts beyond sea. 



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1320. Membrane 26 — conl. 

July 22. To RiclianI de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

Dover. Richard le Whayte, who married Alice, daughter and heiress of William de 
Nevill, whicli Alice is now deceased, Alice's purparty of the lands that her 
father held of the king in chief, which purparty Richard ought to hold hy 
the courtesy of England, and which was taken into the king's hands upon 
Alice's death, and which the king ordered at another time to be kept in 
his hands, as the king has taken Richard's fealty for her purparty of the lands. 
To tlie same. Order to amove the king's hand from a messuage in 
Creckeiade and to permit the abbot of Cirencester to hold it, as the abbot 
lately recovered seisin thereof against Richard Costard and Alice his wife 
and others named in the original writ before John de Foxle and his fellows, 
justices appointed to take assizes in co. Wilts, at Salisbury, by recog- 
nition of an assize of novel disseisin taken between them, the abbot having 
complained to the king that the escheator has taken the messuage into 
the king's hands under the pretext that the abbot has acquired the mes- 
suage contrary to the statute of mortmain. 

July 23. To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands of 

Canterbury. Geoffrey de Carleton, and to restore the issues thereof, as it appears by in- 
quisition that he held nothing in chief of the king by reason whereof the 
custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 



Membrane 25. 

July 27. To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 

Thunderley. William Basset, son and heir of William Basset, tenant in chief, to have 

seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age before the escheator and 

the king has taken his homage. By p.s. [5341.] 

July 20. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Bernard the Car- 

Hadleigh. penter of military engines {Carpentaria Bridarum) 76s. 9d. sterling, due tn 
him from the late king for the wages of himself and company when in the 
late king's service in the time of the war in the duchy [of Aquitaine] by an 
account made with him by the king's clerk Thomas de Cantebr[igge], as 
appears by the letters of Henry de Lacy, sometime earl of Lincoln, holding the 
late king's place in the duchy, which letters Bernard delivered into the late 
king's treasury by the hands of John de Sandale, then clerk, the late king 
having ordered the constable of Bordeaux by his letters patent to pay tlio 
above sum to Bernard out of the issues of the duchy, but notiiing has been 
done hitherto in execution thereof, and Bernard has restored tlie late king's 
letters to chancery to be cancelled. By C. 

July 27. To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to itter- 

Thunderley. meddle further with the lands that John atte Welde and William and 
Nicholas his sons acquired in fee from John son of William atte Wode in 
Estpechara, co. Kent, and with the lands of the said John son of WilHam in 
the same town and in Hanlo, which he holds for life by demise from the said 
Jolin atte Welde, the escheator having certified the king that he found by in- 
quisition that the said John son of William is a madman (fatuiis) continu- 
ously, and has been so from his birth, so that he is insufficient for the rule 
of his lands, and that whilst in such madness he alienated a messuage, 
53 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, and 5 acres of pasture in Estpecbam, 
which descended to him after the death of William his father, in fee to the 
aforesaid John atte Weld and William and Nicholas and Jolm his sons, 
and that the said lands are held of the prior of Chi-ist Church, 
Canterbury, by the service of 21«. yearly, and that he had taken the lands 
into the king's hands in the name of distraint without carrying anything 



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CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1320. Membrane 25 — cont. 

away thence, because he could not examine John concerning his state 
because his body remained hidden in the custody of the said John atte 
Welde, William, Nicholas, and John his sons ; as it now appears by the 
examination of the said John son of William in chancery that he is not a 
madman nor an idiot. 

July 28. To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands of Eichard 

Thunderley. de Cerziaus, tenant by knight service of Joceus de Dynham, tenant in chief 
of the late king, which Joceus was lately a minor in the king's wardship, 
and to restore the issues thereof, as Eichard de Cerziaus, kinsmau and heir 
of the aforesaid Eichard, has proved his age before the escheator, and the 
king has lately taken the homage of the said heir of Joceus and restored his 
inheritance to him. 

July 23. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to deliver to William de 

Canterbiiry. Hakeford and Herypy de Bury, citizens of London, a horse, price \00s., eight 
barrels of herrings in grease [uncti allecis), price 6.J. a barrel, two barjels 
of ' lykemosc,' price 2Qd. a barrel, 60 quarters of fine {minuti) salt, price 
I2d. a quarter, arrested from Conrad atte Brok of Grippeswold, and 12 pieces 
of wax, weighing 1,700 lbs. and a quarter, price 1555., six thousands and 
three quarters of grey work {grisi opeiis), price I U. a thousand, arrested 
from Lutekyn de Longe of Dortemounde, and 23 barrels of steel {asceri), 
price 60s. a barrel, arrested from Wolfard le Wyse of Dortemounde, and 
21 barrels of steel, price 60.s. a barrel, arrested from Wyger de Isplyngrode 
of Dortemounde, and IG barrels of steel, price 60s. a barrel, arrested from 
Christian Sunthous of Dortemounde ; and 7 barrels of steel for ploughs, 
price 50x. a barrel, arres(ed from Siward de Crane of Cologne, which were 
arrested by the sheriffs at the suit of William de Wydeslade, and which the 
king ordered them to deliver to the said William, ps William has acknow- 
ledged in chancery that he owes 330/. to the said William de Hakeford and 
Hervey, and has granted that the aforesaid goods shall be delivered to them 
in satisfaction of that sum. The goods are to be delivered by appraisement 
thereof made, or by another appraisement to be made in the presence of the 
aforesaid merchants of Almain, if they choose to attend, unless they have 
been again appraised by virtue of another writ. 

To Eichard de Eodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with 6 acres of land in Bedington, and to restore the 
issues thereof, as it appears by inquisition tliat John Harvest of Andevre, 
sometime parson of the church of Bedington, found his church seised of the 
said land, and tliat it had been annexed to the church from time out of 
mind, and that he demised it at will to William le Eede Jop for a certain 
rent, and that other-yiarsons of the church successively demised the land to 
other tenants at will, and that William de Kerleton, sometime parson of the 
said church, resumed the land from William de Tangclegh, the tenant at 
will, and that Thomas de Kynyngham and William de Hailing', suc- 
cessively parsons of the same church, found the church seised of the said 
land, and that they so held it annexed to their church, and that Master 
Richard de Clare, late escheator beyond Trent, took the land into the king's 
hands on account of the above resumption. 

July 28. To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Order not to permit Walter le Keu 

Thunderley. of Lincoln and others, whom the king appointed by his letters patent to take 
certain sums of money liom all the ships of Holland and Zeeland {Seland) 
coming to that port up to a certain tiine, to take anything this side Martin- 
mas from fishing ships of those parts by virtue of their appointment, as the 
king wills that nothing shall be taken from fishing ships during this fishing 
season. By C. 



July 26. 
Hadleiffh. 



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1320. 

Sept. 8. 
Clarendon. 



Sept. 18. 
Corfe. 

July 31. 

Havering-atte- 

Bower. 



July 28. 
Thunderley. 



July 27. 
Hadleigh. 



Membrane 25 — cont. 
The like to the bailiffs of William de Eos and Petronilla de Neiiford at 
the port of Blakeneye. 

The like to the bailiffs of the Tolbooth of Lenne. 

The like to the bailiffs of Dunwich. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king lately 
confirmed certain ordinances made by the prelates and proceres of the 
realm, which provided that all grants made by the king after 16 March, in 
the third year of his reign, to his damage should be revoked, and the king 
afterwards granted to Stephen de Abyndon, the king's butler, the king's 
right prise of all wines, to wit from every ship laden with wine coming 
to the realm a tun of wine before the mast and one tun aft the mast, paying 
to the merchants from whom he should receive the wine 20*. for each piece 
(pecia), and 20s. lo the king's wardrobe for each piece; which grant was 
made after the said 16 March and it is to the king's damage ; and the king, 
wishing to put the ordinances into execution in this behalf, ordered Roger de 
Northburgh, keeper of the wardrobe, to charge Stephen in his account of 
the oflice of butler, to be rendered before him, with the wines of the afore- 
said prise for all the time when Stephen was butler, notwithstanding the 
aforesaid grant and the king's subsequent orders ; which account cannot, 
for certain reasons, be finally terminated before Roger, for which reason the 
king wills that Stephen shall render such account before the treasurer and 
barons, notwithstanding the above account before Roger ; wherefore the 
king orders them to cause Stephen to come before them at the exchequer 
with the rolls and memoranda touching the said account, and to audit his 
account with all speed, and to charge him rigidly with what pertains to his 
office of the wines received for the king's use, both of the prise and from 
elsewhere, for the whole time when he was butler at the true value of every 
tun, notwithstanding the aforesaid grant or the king's orders or letters that 
shall be shewn before them by Stephen, and to certify the king of the 
account when it huve been audited, so that the king may cause to be done 
for Stephen what shall seem good of his grace. By p.s. [5348.] 

To Roger de Northburgh. Order to supersede the auditing of the above 
account, and to send the rolls, memoranda, and all other things touching the 
account to the treasurer and barons without delay. 

To Henry de Shirokes, chamberlain of Kaernarvan. Order to pay to 
Roger ' of the Fenne,' Hetcher {attilialor), John de Mere, carpenter, and 
Stephen le Smyth, smith, staying in Beaumaris castle, the arrears of their 
usual fees and wages for the time that he has been chamberlain, and to con- 
tinue paying the same. 

To Roger de Northburgli, keeper of the king's wardrobe. Order to allow 
Stephen le Blound, receiver of the king's victuals at Xewcastle-on-Tyne, 
for 166 quarters and 5 bushels of Spanish wheat, 42 bacon-pigs, 10 quintals 
of iron, a quintal of steel {asceri), and 40 iron-bound {ferrati) barrels of 
victuals, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by John le Bousser and 
William de Gosefeld that they were loaded by Stephen in London by the 
king's order in a ship of William le Getour called ' La Trinite' of Berewick, 
whereof Walter de Donewico was master, in order to carry the same to 
Berwick castle, then in the king's hands, for the munition thereof, as 
appears by an indenture between Stephen and the master, and that they 
were endangered {pcricUtata) and lost on the sand called ' Gunlletsond' 
in the sea off the coast of Essex, which sand is five leagues distant from 
land. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1320. Membrane 25 — cont. 

Aug. 4. To Eicliard de Eodeneye, eschealor this side Trent. Order to cause 

Westminster, dower to be assigned to Elizabeth, late the wife of John de ISTorthgrave, 
tenant in chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's 
licence. 

To the same. Order to cause John Lestraunge, son and heir of John 
Lestraunge of Knokyn, tenant in chief, to have seisin of his father's lands, 
as he has proved his age before the escheator and the king has taken his 
homage. By p.s. [5357.] 

.July 28. To the justices of the Bench. Order to permit a fine to be levied before 

Thunderley. them between Walter de Stapeldon, bishop of Exeter, and Philip, prior of 
Longevill Giffard in Normandy concerning the advowson of the church of 
Westwhittenham, co. Berks, regarding which a plea of covenant pends before 
them between the above parties, as the prior has appeared personally before 
the king and acknowledged the advowson to be the right of the bishop, and 
has rendered it to him before the king, for which recognisance, fine, and 
concord the bishop has given the prior 100 marks, and the prior has attorned 
in his place John de la Slo and John de Caneford in this matter and to take 
the part of the chirograph, ^vhich John and John, or one of them, the 
justices are ordered to receive in place of the prior. By p.s. [5348.] 

Aug. 6. To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle further with the lands of Ralph de Sancto Mauro, and to restore the 
issues thereof, as it appears by an inquisition taken by Walter de Gloucestre, 
late escheator this side Trent, that Ralph held nothing in chief at his death 
by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To Gilbert de Stapelton, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 
the archbishop of Rouen his lands in his bailiwick, which were taken into 
the king's hands by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric, as the king 
has taken his fealty. By p.s. 

\_Fccdera.'\ 

The like to Richard de Rodeneye, eschealor this side Trent. '\_Ihid.'] 



Membrane 24. 

July 28. To the collectors of the custom of wool and wool-fells in the port of 

Thunderley. Southampton. Order to permit Turrini Baldese, merchant of Florence, to 
take from that port to parts beyond sea 24 sacks of his own wool, upon 
payment of the custom, notwithstanding the king's late order to cause 
proclamation to be made that no native or foreign merchant should tnke 
wool and wool-fells out of the realm to Flanders, Brabant, and Artoys else- 
where than to the staple for the merchants of this realm, -which is now 
appointed to be at St. Omer, and his subsequent order to take oath from 
merchants wishing to take wool and wool-fells out of the realm that they 
would avow the same under the name of the owner and not under the name 
of any one else, and to take security from the owners to answer for what 
pertained to the king in case they contravened the orders, as John de Triple, 
citizen and merchant of London, has mainperned for the said Turrini to 
answer to the king for his said wool if sent to any of the said lands contrary 
to the proclamation. 

Like letters in favour of James Gesi, merchant of Luca, for whom the 
said John de Triple has mainperned, to the collectors of the custom in the 
port of Boston for 60 sacks of wool. 

Like letters in favour of Gerard de Keatre and Rusticus Philippi, mer- 
chants of Luca, for whom Burnetus le Spicer and James Gesy, merchant:! 
of London, have mainperned, to the collectors of the custom in Boston for 
25 sacks. 



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'Aug. 19. 

[ Windsor. 



Aug. 22. 

Langley. 



1320. ■ Membrane 24 — cont. 

Aug. 6. Like letters in favour of Anthony Usus Maris, merchant of Genoa, for 

Westminster, -whom Anthony Citrons and Blasius de Sene, merchants of London, have 

mainperned, to the collectors in the port of Boston for 1 36 sacks. — The writ 

was afterwards revolted, because the mainprise ivas insufficient, and he 

afterwards had another writ by another mainprise, as appears below. 

Like letters in favour of Anthony de Andrea, merchant of Genoa, for 
whom Leonard Ventus and John de Pice Aquile, merchants of London, 
mainperned, to the collectors in the port of Boston for 21 sacks. 

Like letters in favour of Anthony Usus Maris, merchant of Genoa, for 
whom John de Triple and Francis de Jammer, merchants of London, main- 
perned, to the collectors in the port of Boston for 136 Racks, notwithstand- 
ing the king's order to tlie contrary. 

Like letters in favour of Muncius Garet, merchant of Ast, for whom 
Vannus Brunlisk of Floi'ence, merchant of London, mainperned, to the same 
collectors for 100 sacks, with clause to receive the oath not to avow the wool 
under the name of any other than the owner. 

Like letters for Wallettus de Catoue, merchant, for 110 sacks, by the 
security of the said Vannus. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool and wool-fells in the port of 
London. Order to permit Galvanus Gnch and Donatus Baroni and other 
alien merchants, of whose names they shall inform the collectors, to take from 
that port 685 sacks of wool, upon payment of custom, notwithstanding the 
king's proclamation concerning the export of wool and wool-fells to the 
staple at St. Omer iu Artoys, as the said merchants have paid a sum of 
money into the treasury, for which the king has granted them permission to 
take 800 sacks of wool to certain galleys of Venice in the port of Swyn (del 
Swijii) in Flanders from the ports of London and Southampton, to be dis- 
charged into the said galleys at Swyn, and thence carried to Venice ; and 
they have found the king security to take the wool to the said galleys, and 
not to any other place in the lands of Brabant, Flanders, and Artoj's. 
Galvanus has moreover sworn upon the gospels, for himself and the said 
merchants, to take the wool to the said galleys and not to any other place. 

Like letters in favour of Donatus to the collectors of the custom in the 
port of Southampton for 115 sacks. 

Aug. 9. Like letters in favour of John Hymbercy to the collectors of the said 

Stratford-atte- custom in the port of London for 8 sacks. 
Bow. 

Aug. 13. Like letters in favour of Chatus Merconaldi de Sene, merchant, to the 

Langley. collectors of tlie custom in the aforesaid port for 50 sacks of wool to be taken 
to the aforesaid galleys. 

Like letters in favour of More Bonseignur and Peter Falconer, merchants, 
to the said collectors for 70 sacks to be taken to the aforesaid galleys. 

Like letters in favour of Manfredinus Garetta, merchant of Ast, to the 
collectors of the custom iu the port of Boston for 40 sacks of wool to be 
taken to the aforesaid galleys. 

July 23. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to restore to Donatus Baroni and 

Westminster, other alien merchants to be nominated by him 115 sacks of the aforesaid 
800 sacks, which the sheriff has arrested by virtue of the king's order to 
arrest the wool, goods, and wares of alien merchants, Germans and others, 
and to cause the same to be kept safely until they find him security to 
answer to the king for the wool and wool-fells sent by them to Brabant, 
Flanders, and Artoys contrary to the king's proclamation, and to permit 
Donatus and his fellows to take 115 sacks out of that port, according to the 
king's order to the collectors of the custom there. Witness : W. de Norwvco. 



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1320. 

July 27. 
Thtmderlej'. 



Aug. 4. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 13. 
Langley. 



Aug. 9. 

Stratford-atte- 
Bow. 



Aug. 30. 
Crookham. 



Aug. 7. 
Westmiuster. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to permit Walter Morant and 
John Morant, his son, merchants of Loveyne in Brabant, to take out of his 
bailiwick nine sacks of wool, and to release such wool if he have arrested it 
by virtue of the order mentioned in the preceding order, as Thomas Cok, 
citizen of London, has mainperned for them before the king for what per- 
tains to him in case they be convicted of taking the wool to Brabant, 
Flanders, and Artoys elsewhere than to the staple. 

To the sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham. Order to permit the wool 
of the merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence to be carried 
through his bailiwick, without arresting it by virtue of the king's order to 
arrest the wool and goods of alien merchants until they find security to 
answer to the king for what pertains to him in case they be convicted of 
taking the wool to the above lands elsewhere than to the staple, as the 
merchants of the said society have found the king security to answer to 
him for the things whereof they are indicted and whereof ihey may be 
indicted. 

To the collector of the custom of wool and wool-fells in the port of 
London. Order to permit Alraarious Caisoli of Piacenza {Plesence) to 
take ] 10 sacks of wool from tliat port, upon payment of the custom, as the 
king has granted him permission, for a sum of money paid by him into the 
exchequer, to take that quantity of wool to certain galleys of Venice now 
in the port of Swine {del Swyn) to be there discharged into the said 
galleys, and he has found security to take tlie wool to the galleys and 
thence to Venice and not elsewhere in the lands of Brabant, Flanders, and 
Artoys. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool and wool-fells in Boston. Order 
to permit the merchants of the society of the Scala and their servants to 
take wool out of that port, upon payment of the custom, and upon taking 
oath not to avow wool of other persons under colour of this permission, as 
they have made fine with the king for certain wool taken [out of the realm] 
by them contrary to the king's proclamation concerning the staple in the 
lands of Biabaiit, Flanders, and Artoys, and have found security to answer 
for what pertains to the king for other wool and wool-fells taken by thera 
contrary lo the form of the charter of the staple. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool and wool-fells iu the port of 
London. Oriler to permit the merchants of the society of the Bardi of 
Florence to carry 100 sacks of wool to certain galleys of Venice in the 
port of Swine (del Swyn) in Flanders, there to be discharged into the said 
galleys, and to be taken thence to their own parts, as the king has granted 
them permission to do so. By p.s. [5372.] 

To the collectors of the custom of wool and wool -fells in the port of 
London. Order to permit Geoffrey Test, merchant of Luca, to take wool 
from that port upon payment of the custom, as he has made fine within the 
king for certain wool taken [out of the realm] by him contrary to the 
chatter of the staple in Brabant, Flanders, and Artoys, and he has found 
security to answer for what pertains to the king for wool and wool-fells 
taken by him contrary to the said charter in case he be convicted thereof. 

To Richard de Bodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Whereas on 
7 May, in the 7th year of the reign, because it was found by an inquisition 
taken by John Abel, then escheator this side Trent, that Roljert de 
Laventon, parson of the church of Estcleiilcn, granted to Joan do Grey, 
lately deceased, for life 8 messuages .and 3^ virgates of land in Estcleidon, 
with remainder to Margaret her daughter for life, with remainder to Joan, 



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1320. Membrane 24 — cov.t. 

daughter of Margaret, •whom John de Eocheford married, to them and tlie 
heirs of their bodies, with remainder in default of such heir to Tliomas de 
Grey and his heirs, and that the lands are held of the king as of the honour 
of Walyngford by knight service, and that Margaret died before Joan, and 
that the lands were taken into the king's hands upon Joan's death on 
account of the minority of her heir as if Joan had died seised thereof as in 
her demesne as of fee ; and afterwards, at the suit of John de Eocheford 
and Joan, praying to have the said lands delivered to them, the king ordered 
John Abel to summon Hugh le Despenser, the elder, to whom the king liaJ 
committed the custody of the land of the said Joan de Gre}', and John de 
Handle, who has the custody by demise from Hugh, to be in chancery in 
three weeks from Easter then next following to shew cause why the lands 
should not be delivered to the said John and Joan ; and becauso nothing 
'^ was propounded by their attorneys on that day sufficient to exclude John and 

Joan from their seisin of the lands, the king took fealty from the said John de 
Eocheford for the said lands and ordered John Abel to deliver them to iiim 
and Joan ; which order was not executed : as a divorce has now been 
celebrated between the said John and Joan, the king has taken Joan's 
homage for the said lands, and therefore orders the escheator to deliver the 
lands to Joan. 



Aug. 5. 
Westminster. 



July 27. 

Hadleigh. 



Aug. 7. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 6. 
Westminster. 



3lEilBRANE 23. 

To Eichard de Eodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
John de Dycton a shop in Westminster, which liis father Kalph de Dycton 
held at his death, as appears by inquisition, rendering therfor yearly 2d. to 
the exchequer, by which inquisition it was found that John is his son and 
heir and is aged 14 years, saving to the king John's fealty and restoring 
any issues received therefrom. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage and a 
bovate of land in Barowe, and to restore the issues thereof, as it appears by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Agnes daughter of Simon son of 
Alan de Gousle was of good memory from her birth for 25 years, and that 
she acquired a messuage and bovate of land in Barowe in fee from her 
father and that, whilst she was of good memory, she alienated them to 
Henry le Pynder of Goushill, who alienated them, being of good memory, 
to John son of Alan de Barowe, and that Agnes became an idiot two years 
after the alienation thereof by her to the said Henry, and has been 6o for 
eighteen years up to the time when the inquisition was taken, by which 
inquisition it appears that the messuage is held of the abbot of Thornetoti 
and the land of John Dayvill, the escheator having taken them into the 
king's hands on account of the alienation thereof mode by Agnes to Henry, 

To Aymsr de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest this side 
Trent, or to him who supplies his place. Order not to intermeddle further 
with the forests of Haveryng', co. Essex, Melkeaham, Chippenham, and 
Pewesham, co. Wilts, New Forest, co. Southampton, Gillyngham, co. 
Dorset, Savernak, co. Wilts, and the chace of the High Peak, cos. Notting- 
ham and Derby, and to permit Queen Isabella to hold them without impedi- 
ment, the king having assigned them to her in dower amongst other 
lands, etc. By K. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to release Henry Nasard, citizen and 
merchant of London, from prison upon his finding mainpernors to have 
him before the king on the morrow of Michaelmas nexc to satisfy the kin^ 
for the trespass committed by him in taking wool out of the realm to 



254 



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1320. 



Aug. 7. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 3. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 7. 

Westminster. 



f • Aug. 9. 

«traiford-atte- 
Bow. 



Membrane 23 — cont. 
Flanders contrary to the king's charter concerning the staple of wool in the 
lands of Flanders, Brabant, and Artois, whereof he was convicted before 
John de Cherleton, mayor of the merchants of England, and Adam de 
Brom, the king'.s justices appointed to enquire concerning such trespasses, 
for which reason he was adjudged to prison. By K. 

To Edward, earl of Chester. Order to pay to the abbot and convent of 
St. Werburga, Chester, 10/. yearly and the arrears of the same for the time 
that he has had that county, the abbot and convent having prayed for pay- 
ment of the same by petitions to the king and the said earl, being 10/. of 
alms fiTted of old time that they were used to receive at the exchequer of 
Chester in the name of tithe of the issues of the city of Chester, the earl having 
taken no steps in the matter because lie was not advised by the king, as the 
king now understands by certificate of the treasurer and barons of the ex- 
chequer that the tithe was paid by divers ministers of the county of the king's 
predecessors and that it was allowed to them in times past. By p.s. [5361.] 

To Richard de Rodeney, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
distrain William son and heir of Roger de Wanstede, tenant in chief, for 
homage for his father's lands, as the king has taken his homage. By p.s. 

To Stephen de Abyndon and John Pecok, the elder, or to their attorneys 
in CO. Cornwall. Order not to intermeddle further with the emption of tin 
in the king's name in that county, or with the stamp (coigno) or stamping 
(coignagio) of the tin, by virtue of the king's late commission to them of 
the emption of lin in that county, as the king has caused the commission to 
be revoked, as it is to his damage and the oppression of his people of those 
parts and against the tenor of a charter made by his father to the tinmen 
{stannatoribus) of that county. By p.s. [5352.] 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
that the king has revoked the above commission, and that all tinmen and 
others having tin for sale or wishing to buy or sell tin may buy and sell 
such tin without hindrance, after it have been stamped and the stampage 
{coignagio) thereon paid for the king's use, in accordance with the charter 
above mentioned. The king wills that the sheriff shall keep the stamp 
{coignum), which is now in his custody under the seals of the aforesaid 
Stephen and John, under the seal of some discreet and faithful man of those 
parts, as was usual before the above grant. . By p.s. [5352.] 

To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
William de Cicestre and Joan his wife a messuage and a carucale of land 
in Hanyngfeld, upon their finding security to answer fof the issues thereof 
to the king at his next parliament in case it be found that the tenements are 
held of the king, as the king learns from their complaint that Peter Bun-e, 
Joan's late husband, and Joan acquired for their lives the said messuage 
and carucate from the prior and convent of Bykenacre, and that, although 
the tenements are held of Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, as of the 
honour of the Castelacre and not of the king, as they assert that they are 
prepared to prove, the escheator has taken them into the king's hands on 
the ground that they are held of the king in chief, and that Peter and Joan 
acquired them of the prior and convent without the king's licence. 

To the bailiffs of the city of Carlisle. Order to pay to Andrew de 
Hartcla, to whom the king granted the arrears of the ferm of that city in 
part satisfaction of debts due to him from the king, the arrears thereorcol- 
lected and in their hands, as the king understands that a great part of th% 
arrears have been levied. and are in their hands, and they excuse themselves 
from paying the same to Andrew by virtue of the respite for payment of 



14 EDWARD II. 



255 



1320. 



Aug. 10. 

Stratford atte- 

Bow. 



Aug. 10. 
Stratford. 



Aug. 14. 
Langley. 



-Aug^ 16. 

Laugley. 



Membrane 23 — cont. 
their debts to the exchequer lately granted by the king to the men of th& 
counties of Cumberland and Northumberland, because he understood that 
they were so Impoverished {destructi) by the Scotch war that the debts afore- 
said could not be levied without great oppression. By p.s. [.5381.] 

To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest this side 
• Trent, or to him who supplies his place. Order to deliver Kichard 
Boynhale of Astkote, imprisoned at Oxford for trespass of venison in the 
forest of Whychewode, co. Oxford, in bail to twelve mainpernors who shall 
undertake to have him before the justices of Forest pleas when they next 
come to those parts. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool and wool-fells in the port of South- 
ampton. Order to permit the merchants of the society of the Bardi of 
Florence to take out of that port 80 sacks of wool without paying the 
custom of half a mark on each sack, if Master Pancius de Controue have 
not taken out that quantity, Queen Isabella, to whom the king has granted 
all issues of the" custom during pleasure, having granted 40 marks to 
Pancius to be received from the custom, wherefore the king ordered them to 
permit Pancius or his attorney in this behalf to take out of that port 
80 sacks of wool without paying the custom of half a mark on each sack, 
as Pancius has acknowledged before the king that he desires that the mer- 
chants of the above society, who have satisfied him for the said 40 marks, 
may take out 80 sacks without paying the custom by virtue of the above 
grant to him. 

To the treasurer and barcns of the exchequer. Whereas the late king 
owed divers debts to certain merchants of Brabant for cloth and otlier 
things bought by John de Hustwayt, clerk of the great wardrobe, and to 
certain merchants of Lovayn for wines bought by Matthew de Columbariis, 
chamberlain of the late king's wines, as appears in a roll under the seal of hi& 
exchequer containing the names of the said merchants and the debts and by 
divers bills of the wardrobe, and the late king ordered the keepers of the 
custom of wool in the port of Ipswich to allow to the said merchants pro- 
portionately in the debts the expenses incurred by them or by Walter 
Berclem, their attorney, in prosecuting against the late king for recovery of 
the debts, part of which debts the merchants then received by the hands of 
the said Walter, now deceased ; and J. duke of Brabant has testified to the 
king by his letters patent that the aforesaid merchants have appeared before 
him and have appointed Matilda Berclem, sister of the aforesaid Walter, their 
attorney and procuress to seek and receive the aforesaid debts : wherefore 
the king orders the treasurer and barons to cause Matilda to have payment 
or satisfiaction for the arrears of the debts, receiving from lier the aforesaid 
roll and bills and the duke's letters of procuration, together with her letters 
of acquittance. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool and wool-fells in the port of 
Southampton. Order to arrest all wool and wool-fells of Gerus Pepe of 
Florence and Wollenus Bernard sealed with the coket (cokettatas) in that 
port, and to detain the same until further orders, as the king understands that 
Gerus, who is indicted by inquisition taken by the king's order in the port 
of London for causing wool and wool-fells to be carried to Brabant, Flanders, 
and Artoys contrary to the charter of the staple in those lands, causes his 
wool and wool-fells to be sealed with the coket in the port of Southampton 
under the name of Wollenus Bernard. 

The like to the collectors in the ports of Kyngeston-on-Hull and Boston. 

To Richard de Roden«y«, escheator this side Trent. Oinler not to inter- 
meddle further with a messuage, 30 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, 5 acres 



256 



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1320. 



Membrane 23 — cont. 

of pasture, and lOrf. of yearly rent in Alvithele, as the king learns by inqui- 
sition taken by Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, that 
they were in the seisin of John Jordan, who held them of John de 
Briaunzon ia villeinage as of the manor of Alvithele, by services ex- 
tended to the true value at 13«. 9c?., and that John de Briaunzon held the 
manor of the king in chief and manumitted the said John Jordan, and gave 
the above lands to him and his heirs by charter, paying to him the said rent 
of 13s. 9d. freely, and doing suit at his court of Alvithele from three vreeks 
to three weeks, and that John Jordan afterwards gave the premises to 
Henry de Columbariis and Selvana* his wife, and that John de Briaunzon 
remitted the aforesaid rent to Henry for life by his deed, and the premises 
were taken into the king's hands by reason of the aforesaid trespasses; as 
Henry has made fine with the king. By pet. of C. By fine of 1 mark. 



Membrane 22. 

Aug. 13. To the sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham, Although the king lately 

Langley. ordered him to arrest the goods of alien merchants, and to cause them to be 
kept safely until security should be found for what pertains to the king for 
wool and wool-fells sent by them to Flanders, Brabant, and Artoys contrary 
to the charter of the staple in those lands, and contrary to the king's pro- 
clamation, in case they should be convicted thereof ; and the king afterwards 
frequently ordered the sheriff not to arrest wool or goods of native and alien 
merchants by virtue of the above order, and to restore anything that he 
might have arrested ; but he has hitherto done nothing in this respect, but 
has heaped up grievances upon the aforesaid merchants leading wool or 
other goods through his bailiwick by arresting their goods and extorting 
divers sums of money from them : wherefore the king orders him to desist 
wholly from inflicting such grievances upon the aforesaid merchants, and 
to restore any wool or other goods that he may have arrested, or to be before 
the king's council at Westminster on the morrow of St. Bartholomew next 
to shew cause why he has not obeyed the king's orders. 

The like to the sheriflFs of the following counties : 
Oxford. 
Southampton. 
Lincoln, to appear on the morrow of St. Matthew. 

Aug. 14. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay to John do Fenwyk 
Langley. 20 marks for Whitsun term last of the 40 marks yearly granted to him by 
the king out of the issues of that county, in consideration of his good 
service and in order that he may maintain himself in the king's service. 

Aug. 19. To the chamberlains of North Wales. Order to pay to Ehys {Resus) ap 

Windsor. Griffith, the king's yeoman, to whom the king granted the bailiwick of the 

forestry of Snowedon during pleasure, the same wages from the time when he 

received the bailiwick as others have had in that office, in accordance with 

the king's grant. By p.s. [5392.] 

Aug. 18. To the sheriffs of London. Whereas on the testimony of the mayor 

Fulmer. and barons of the port of Wynchelse by their letters patent that James 
Beauflour, citizen and merchant of London, freighted (Jrectavit) at Bor- 
deaux a ship belonging to certain men of Wynchelse called ' La Cogge 
Heats Marie,' whereof Eichard Kutay of La Eye was master, and loaded 
lier with 94 tuns of wine, price 8/. a tun, which amount to 752Z. sterling. 



Called Salviana in the margin. 



14 EDWARD- II. 



257 



1320. 



Aug. 24. 
"Windsor. 



Aug. 27. 

Odiham. 



Aug. 21. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 22 — cont. 
for the purpose of carrying the same to Andwerk in Brabant to trade 
therewith, and that certain malefactor.s of the land and power of the count 
of Flanders took the ship and wines on her voyage thither between Wolp' 
and Walkere, and carried them to Le Swyne in the count's power, and 
carried the aforesaid master and the mariners of the ship into Flanders, and 
detained them for over seven weeks, and afterwards delivered the ship empty 
to the said master, the king requested the count to cause satisfaction to be 
made to James or his attorney for the said wines or their value and for his 
damages ; but the count has not done so, as the mayor and community of 
the city of London have certified by their letters patent : wherefore the 
king orders the sheriffs to arrest goods of the men and merchants of the 
count's power to the value of 250/., and to cause the same to be kept safely 
until James have been satisfied for that sum or until otherwise ordered, certi- 
fying the king concerning the goods arrested by virtue of this order. The 
king has ordered the bailiffs of Kyngeston-on-Hull to arrest goods in like 
manner to the value of 250/., the sheriff of Lincoln to arrest goods, except in 
Boston fair and excepting goods for sale coming thereto, to the value of 150Z., 
and the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk to arrest goods to the value of 152/., 
excepting Great Yarmouth at the time of the fishing there. By C. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to Bertram de la More, king's 
serjeant-at-arms, 10 marks for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the 
king's grant, dated 24 July, in the 11th year of his reign, to him of 
10 marks yearly for life at Michaelmas from the ferm of the city. 

To Gilbert de Stapelton, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause Ralph 
de Craystok, son and heir of Robert son of Ralph, tenant in chief, to have 
seisin of the lands of his inheritance, which were taken into the king's 
hands upon the death of Ralph son of William, his grandfather, excepting 
the knights' fees and advowsons of churches, which are to be retained 
in the king's hands until he. prove his age, the king having rendered him 
his lands as above although he has not proved his age, because it appears by 
certain evidences in chancery that he is of full age. The king has respited 
his homage and fealty until the parliament at Westminster in the octaves of 
Michaelmas. By p.s. [5412.] 

The like to Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. On the complaint of Gerard Rouche, William 
Burgoyn, and William Brigerak, merchants of Gascony, that whereas they 
freighted at Leyburn a ship called ' La Arunde' of London, whereof John 
Gregge was master, and loaded her with 80 tuns and 4 pipes of wine to be 
taken thence to London, and sent her thus laden towards England, certain 
malefactors of Flanders and elsewhere, lying in wait for the said ship, 
attacked her on the coast near the land between Mergate and Recolvre, 
CO. Kent, where she was anchored, and, having slain the mariners thereof, 
carried off with them to Le Swyn the ship and wines, the king ordered the 
sheriff of Kent to make inquisition by the oath of merchants and others of 
his bailiwick concerning the premises; by which inquisition it is found that, 
on Tuesday after St. Nicholas, in the 9th year of the king's reign, a 
ship called ' La Arunde ' of London, belonging to Robert Yon, Alan atte 
"Wharf, and Thomas Tuck, freighted by the said Gerard, William, and 
William at Leyburn with their wines, came to Mergate on her voyage 
to London, and was there anchored, and that certain malefactors came 
thither and assaulted and slew the master, merchants, and mariners in 
her, and took the ship and wines away with them to Le Swyn in the power 
of the count of Flanders, to wit 80 tuns and 4 pipes of wine, price 496/., 
price of a tun 61., together with the silver cups, beds, robes, and chests of 
the said merchants, price 10/., and that the malefactors were of the count's 



76416. 



258 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1320. Membrane 22—cont. 

power and that they did these things by the maintenance (advocacionem) 
and assent of the count and the whole community of Flanders, to the 
damage of the said merchants of 100'. : wherefore the king, adverting that 
the cognisance of such a trespass committed within his power pertains to him 
and not to any one outside the realm, orders the sheriff to arrest goods of the 
men and merchants of the power of the count of Elanders to the value of 
306/., in part satisfaction for the wines and goods aforesaid, and to keep 
them safely until further orders, certifying the king of the goods arrested by 
virtue of this order. The king has ordered the sheriff of York to arrest 
goods in like manner to the value of the remaining 300/. 

Aug. 7. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 

Westmiuster. Order to appoint such of the king's clerks as shall be necessary to survey, 
dispose of, and put into a proper state, before Michaelmas, the king's things 
in his treasury and in the Tower of London, and the rolls, books, and other 
memoranda touching the exchequer of the times of his progenitors, which, 
the king understands, are not so well disposed as is needed for him and the 
common weal. By p.s. [5363.] 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay the clerks assigned 
for the above purpose their reasonable expenses whilst thus engaged. 

By p.s. [5363.] 

Aug. 27. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to arrest goods of the men and 

Odiham. merchants of the power of the count of Flanders, except in Boston fair, to 
the value of 300/., and to cause the same to be kept safely until Perrota 
Brune of Solers (Solar'), citizen of Bordeaux, or Arnald de Ispannia, her 
attorney, have been satisfied for that sura, in part satisfaction for 550/., the 
value of 192 tuns of wine taken from her servants in the port of Dam (del 
Dain) by the burgomasters, echevins, and consules of the town of Bruges {as 
at page 171 above) and of 200/. for her damages, certifying the king of his 
proceedings in this matter. The king has ordered the sherifl' of York 
to arrest goods in like manner to the value of 200/. in addition to the 200/. 
that he was previously ordered to arrest, and the sheriff of Norfolk and 
Suffolk to arrest goods, except in Great Yarmouth during the fishery season 
(piscacione), to the value of 150/., in full satisfaction of the aforesaid sums. 

By K. and C. 

To the mayor and bailifTs of Southampton. On the complaint of Stephen 
Alard, baron of the town of Wynchelse, that whereas he caused a ship 
of his called ' La Johanette,' whereof Richard de Hambuk was master, to be 
loaded in Cornwall, to be taken thence to "Wynchelse to trade therewith [the 
cargo of] the same, certain malefactors of the power of the count of 
Flanders took the ship and her tackle on her voyage to Wy[n]chelse on the 
coast between Beauchef and Wynchelse, and carried her away, with the 
corn and other goods in her to the value of 120/. sterling, into the count's 
power, of which matters the mayor and barons of the town of Wynchelse, 
being fully informed and instructed thereof, have informed the king by 
their letters patent, the king frequently requested the count of Flanders 
to cause satisfaction to be made to Stephen for the ship and cargo and his 
damages ; but, although Stephen sent the king's letters to the count by his 
attorney, the count has done nothing in the matter, as appears by the 
letters patent of the mayor and community of Wynchelse : wherefore the 
king orders the mayor and bailiffs aforesaid to arrest goods of the merchants 
of the count's power to the value of 40/., in part satisfaction of the above 
120/., and to keep them safely until further orders, certifying the king con- 
cerning the goods so arrested. The king has ordered Robert de Kendale, 
constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, to arrest goods in 
like manner to the value of the remaining SO/. " By C. 



14 EDWAED II. 



259 



1320. 

Aug. 28. 
Odiham. 



Aug. 27. 
Odiham. 



Membrane 21. • '■ 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to arrest goods of the men and mer- 
chants of the power of the king of France to the value of 402/. lis. 10c?., 
the residue of the sum of 600/., for which the king lately ordered them 
to arrest goods of the said men and merchants because the king of France 
had failed to cause restitution or satisfaction to be made to Simon da 
Abyndon, Stephen le Fullere, Ralph de Walecote, John Priour, Thomas 
Prentiz, John de Sandale, William de Coumbe Martyn, John atte Vine, 
Thomas de Abyndon, Thomas Beauflour, William Paynfader, William Bidyk, 
Eobert Elys ofThame, Adam Puff of Berkhampstede, Eichard de Warrewyk, 
and Nicholas Alisaundre for their wool laden in a ship of John Priour called 
' Xa Petite Bayard' oi London, which was captured and carried away 
by the admiral of Calais {Cai/les) and certain of his men on her voyage to 
Brabant on the coast near the Isle of Thanet, they having previously 
arrested and delivered to the aforesaid merchants goods of certain men 
of Amiens and Eouen to the value of 197/. Ss. 2d. The execution of 
the previous order to this effect has been delayed at the frequent requests of 
the king of France, but the aforesaid merchants have been unable to obtain 
satisfaction. The king has ordered the bailiffs of Southampton to arrest 
■goods in like manner to the value of 400/., and the bishop of Winchester's 
bailiffs of St. Giles's Fair, Winchester, to arrest goods to the value of 
333/. 6s. 8d. By C. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. At the complaint of Stephen Aleyn, citizen 
and merchant of London, that whereas he loaded in Normandy a ship of his 
called ' La Margarets ' of London, whereof John Thomme was master, with 
divers goods to the value of more than 100/. for the purpose of bringing the 
same to England to make his profit thereof, the master and mariners of the 
ship were so pursued by malefactors of Flanders and other pirates on the 
sea that they durst not come to any port in this realm, but that they arrived 
at Cans, in the power of the abbot of Fecamp in Normandy, for salvage of 
their bodies, the ship and goods, and the goods that were carried out of the 
ship for safety by the mariners to land and to the abbot's cell of St. Valery 
in Cans, were taken and carried away by certain men of the abbot's lordship 
of the said cell, the king wrote to the abbot to cause restitution of such 
goods to be made to the said merchant and amends for the unjust detention 
thereof; but the abbot has failed to do justice to the said merchant, as the 
mayor and community of the city of London have signified to the king by 
their letters patent : wherefore the king orders the sheriff to arrest goods of 
the said abbot and of the men of his power to the value of the aforesaid 
J 00/., and to keep the same safely nntil Stephen have been satisfied for that 
sum, or until further orders, certifying the king concerning the goods 
arrested in execution of this order. 

To the archbishop of York's bailiffs of his liberty of the water of Hnll. 
Order to arrest goods of the men of the power of the count of Flanders and 
of the whole community of Flanders to the value of 100/., in part satisfac- 
tion of 413/. 17s. Qd., and to keep the same until Grimoard Cardoun have been 
satisfied for that sum, in part satisfaction for the value of 62 tuns of wine, 
to wit 372/., taken by certain malefactors of the power of the count from 
a ship called ' La Mariote ' of Goseford (as in this Calendar, 10 Edward II., 
p. 385), and for his damages, to wit 41/. 17*. Od., certifying the king of their 
proceedings in this matter. The king has ordered the sheriff of Lincoln to 
arrest goods in like manner, except in Boston fair, to the value of 213/. 17 s. Od., 
and the bailiffs of Eavenserodde to arrest goods to the value of 100/. 

Sept. 2. To the sheriff of Berks. Order to arrest John de la Eivere, John de 

Bisshopesclere. Walyngford, Thomas de Bourle, William de Tyngewyk, Adam formerly 



260 



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1320, 



Aug. 18. 
Fulmer. 



Sept. 10. 
Clarendon. 



Membrane 21 — cent. 

the servant of Peter de Baa, Richard the Tailor (Cissor) of Warin de 
Insula, knight, John de Merlawe, Roger Scharp, Richard Barat, William 
Barat of Budene, and Thomas Kene, and to cause them to be sent day by day 
as arrested to the king under safe conduct to stand to right before him con- 
cerning their indictment for beating and slaying Robert de Hildesle, as the 
king -wishes to punish -with all speed the perpetrators of such felony, in 
consideration of the enormity thereof and the contempt of his peace, as he 
learns by an inquisition taken before him concerning the death of the said 
Robert that, on Monday after St. Peter ad Vincula last, the aforesaid men 
and others unknown went to the house of Robert de Hildesle at Pesemere 
by the mission and precept of Warin de Insula, and beat the said Robert, 
and broke his arms and legs, but left him alive, and that afterwards the said 
John de Merlawe and Roger Scharp wilfully returned and slew bim, and 
that after the deed the said John de Merlawe and Roger Scharp were 
received at Kyngeston and Buden, which are manors of the said Warin, 
who knew of the deed, and by another inquisition taken before the king in 
the sheriff's bailiwick that Warin sent William Scharp, Roger de Merlawe, 
John Yimme, Roger Yimnie, Roger atte Heme, Peter de Baa, Robert de 
Brylleye, and the aforesaid John de la Rivere, Richard le Taillour, and 
Richard Baret together with others unknown to Pesemere to beat the aforesaid 
Robert, and that, when they came there, four of them, to wit William 
Scharp, Roger de Merlawe, John de la Rivere, and Richard le Taillur, 
entered Robert's chamber and dragged him naked out of bed into the king's 
highway, and there beat him and broke his arms and legs, and then left 
him, and that afterwards William Scharp and Roger de Merlawe, who 
were sent back by the aforesaid malefactors, slew Robert there in his hall, 
and that John de la Rivere and Richard le Taillur returned thence to the 
court of Warin de Insula, who received them, knowing o£ the aforesaid 
felony. The sheriff is ordered to certify the king as quickly as possible 
of what he is able to do in this matter. By p.s. [5420.] 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to arrest and imprison until further 
orders Robert le Ewer and any persons adhering to him, and their receivers, 
abettors, and maintainers, taking with bim, if necessary, the posse of the 
county, so that he may answer to the king for the bodies of the above 
persons, and to take their lands and goods into the king's hands ; the king 
having lately sent certain of his serjeants-at-arms to attach the said Robert 
to answer to the king for trespasses, contempts, and disobediences, when 
Robert, being attached by the said Serjeants, not permitting himself to be 
justiced in this behalf, broke the attachment by armed force, and publicly 
answered the Serjeants that he would not permit any attachment to be made 
upon him by any of the king's ministers, and in addition threatened some of 
the king's faithful subjects with [loss of] life and limb, asserting that he 
would slay them and cut them up limb by limb wherever he should find 
them, either in the presence or absence of the king, in contempt of the 
king's order and in rebellion. The king makes this order lest others should 
be encouraged to perpetrate the like or worse things against the king by the 
example of such public disrespect and disobedience against the king's faith- 
ful subjects by so vile a person. By p.s. [5391.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 

To the keepers of the peace in co. Southampton, and to each of ihem. 
Order to aid and counsel the sheriff in executing the above order, and to do 
and complete the same so far as they can do without the sheriff. 

The like to the keepers of the peace in all the counties of England. 

Etfuerent patentes. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to arrest the goods of Hermann 
Clipping', Tidmerus Clipping', and Albert Clipping', and to cause the same 



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to be kept safely until further orders, as tlie king understands that they are 
indicted by inquisition taken by his order in the port of London for causing 
wool and wool-fells to be carried to Brabant, Flanders, and Artoys contrary 
to the charter of the staple in those lands. 



Sept. 9. 
Clarendon. 



Sept. 16. 
Clarendon. 



Sept. 15. 
Clarendon. 



Aug. 9. 

Stratford. 



Membrane 20. 

To John de Crombwell, keeper of the Tower of London, or to him wlio 
supplies his place. Order to cause William de Weldon, keeper of the 
marshalsea prison, to be delivered from the Tower, wherein he is im- 
prisoned because Henry de la Port of Northampton, who was delivered to 
him to bo kept in the marshalsea prison for a trespass against the king's 
peace against John de Charleton, escaped from his custody, as William has 
found mainpernors that he will have Henry's body in the marslialsea prison 
before the quinzaine of Michaelmas or that William will then render him- 
self to prison in the Tower, to wit William de Furneys, William de Garton, 
Thomas de Hales, Robert atte Fry th, Thomas de Loden, Thomas de Witton, 
Stephen le Clerk, and Richard de Marleberewe, citizens of London ; and 
William de Hadinton, of the county of Lincoln ; and William le Plomer, 
John Lovenech, and James Holond, of the county of Essex. By p.s. [5431.] 

To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
the sub-prior and convent of Bilsyngton the priory and possessions, which 
he took into his hands upon the cession of Simon the late prior, and the 
issues thereof received by him from the time of the taking into the king's 
hands, as it is contained in the charter of John Maunsel, the founder of the 
priory, that the sub-prior and convent should have the custody of the priory 
and its possessions during voidance, ■which charter was confirmed by 
Henry III. 

To the sheriiF of Lincoln. Order not to molest Stephen de Sansette, 
Stephen Synard, Reymund de Sancto Clemente, Arnald de la Broue, 
Domangus Felice, and John Sycard, merchants of Montpellier, by reason 
of any mandate to arrest goods of the merchants of the power of the king 
of France at the suit of any merchant of this realm, and to restore any of 
their goods that they may have arrested, as the above merchants are of the 
power and dominion of the king of Majorca (Maioricaruni), as the said 
king has testified by his letters. By p.s. 

To John de Crumbwell, constable of the Tower of London, or to him 
who supplies his place. Order to release Simon de Hakenay from the 
Tower, wherein he is imprisoned for trespasses contrary to the charter of 
the staple of wool and wool-fells in Brabant, Flanders, and Artoys, as Richard 
de Hakenay Wymondesbrother, William de Bray, Alau Gill, John de 
Wrotham, and Robert de Hakeneye, of the city of London, have mainperned 
before the king to have Simon before the king at his pleasure to stand to 
the king's will and consideration for amends for the above trespasses, and 
to answer for any other trespasses against the charter wherewith he may 
be charged, and that he will do or procure nothing to be done to the 
prejudice of the staple contrary to the charter aforesaid, and that he will 
maintain the charter and staple so far as in him lies, and that he will not do 
or procure to be done any shame or damage to John de Charleton, mayor of 
the said staple, or to any of his men. By p.s. 

Like letters to the aforesaid constable for the following : 

Henry Norman, by the mainprise of Thomas de Sakvill, knight, and 
Andrew de Jarpenvill, of co. Buckingham ; Thomas de Chetyngton, 
William atte Ramme, Peter de Staundon, Gilbert de Mordon, 
Walter de Mordon, and Reginald de Thorp, of the city of London. 

By p.s. [5382.] 



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Sept. 18. 
Corfe. 



Sept. 2L 
Canebourn. 



1320. [Membrane 20 — cont. 

Robert de Hampton, by the mainprise of Adam Puf, the younger, of 
Berkhamstede and William Gentycors of Bovendon, of co. Hertford ; 
John de Braghyng of London, Peter de Ware of London, Robert 
Stacy, Thomas atte Bourn, Henry atte Lanehende, and John le Neve 
of the city of London. By p.s. 

To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
distrain Thomas de Saunford for homage for a messuage, %s. 3d. of yearly 
rent, the rent of 1^ lbs. of pepper, and half a earucate of land in Estesham 
near Wymeryng, which are held in chief, as the king has taken his 
homage. By p.s. [6447.] 

To the same. Order to amove the king's hand from the bailiwick of 
Dertford, and to permit Alice, late the wife of Elias de Tyngewyk, to have 
the same, and to restore to her any issues received thence since the death of 
Elias, as Alice has given the king to understand that he took the bailiwick 
into the king's hands, although the king granted it to Elias and Alice for 
their lives in recompence for 30/. due to them from the king. 

By p.s. [5449.] 

Sept. 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Stephen 

Canford. de Abyndon, the king's butler, in his account, for the wines received by him 
of the king's right prise by virtue of the king's grant to him of the prise 
until 23 May last, when the king ordered Roger de Northburgh, keeper of 
the wardrobe, to charge Stephen with the wines received from the prise for 
all the time when Stephen was butler, notwithstanding the king's gi'ant 
aforesaid, which grant the king revoked by virtue of the ordinances, and 
notwithstanding the king's subsequent orders, the king having afterwards 
ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to audit Stephen's 
account and to charge him with all wines received for the king's use from 
the prise and elsewhere during the whole time of his office, notwithstanding 
the aforesaid grant. The king makes this order as he wills that the afore- 
said grant to Stephen shall be executed at least up to the aforesaid 23 May. 

By p.s. [5455.] 

Sept. 5. To the sheriff of Southampton. At the suit of Reymund de Bruma, 

Clarendon. Dominic Peliice, and John Perere, the king's merchants, that whereas 
they caused a ship called ' Coga ' of Valence to be loaded at Bordeaux with 
L3 bales of avoir-du-pois, price 180/., and 5 pipes of wine, price 15/. 
sterling, for the purpose of bringing the same to England, certain male- 
factors captured the ship and cargo at Les Dunes near the port of Sandwich, 
the king ordered Robert de Kendale, constable of Dover castle and warden 
of the Oinque Ports, to make inquisition concerning this matter ; whereby 
it was found that the ship, whereof Constancius de Brokston was master, 
laden with 90 tuns and 36 pipes of wine, price 668/. {sic) sterling, each tun 
at 61., 20 quarters of wheat, price 20/., and 13 bales of avoir du-pois, price 
180/., and 17 bales of avoir-du-pois, price 200/., was anchored at Les 
Dunes near the port of Sandwich, within the king's power, and that certain 
malefactors of the power of the count of Flanders attacked and carried 
away the ship and tackle, price 120/., together with the beds, robes, armour, 
coffers, silver cups, and other jewels of the merchants and mariners of the 
said ship, price 22/. sterling, and the goods of the said merchants, and 
carried the same to Le Swyne within the count's power, to the damage of 
the said merchants of 100/. beyond the above sums ; of which wines and 
wares 13 bales of avoir-du-pois and 5 pipes of wine belonged to Reymund, 
Dominic, and John, 50 tuns and a pipe of wine to the said Reymund, 
Aymer de Malenia, Gilbert de Brolio, and John de Monte Albano, 28 tuns 
of wine to the said Reymund and Arnald bis brother, 20 tuns of wine to 
the said Reymund and John du Pek, and 17 bales of avoir-du-pois to the 



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said Reymund, Poncius Lente, and Bonettus his brother, as Eeymund and 
Arnald acknowledged before the king's council ; the king, wishing to aid 
Eeymund, Dominic, and John in recovering the said 13 bales {libr') of 
avoir-du-pois and 5 pipes of wine, which are worth 194/. according to the 
above appraisement, and 16/. ISs. Od. for their portion of the aforesaid sum 
of 100/. for damages, orders the sheriff to arrest goods of the men and 
merchants of the count's power and of the community of Flanders to the 
value of 213/. 8*. Od. {sic), and to cause them to be safely kept until 
Eeymund, Dominic, and John have been satisfied for that sum, certifying 
the king of their proceedings. 
Sept. 22. To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Canford. be elected in place of Reginald Ive, deceased. 

Oct. 1. To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to John de Weston, the elder, 

St. Denis, near 25 marks for Michaelmas term last out of the f erm of the city, in accordance 

Southampton, ^i^]^ ^.jjg king's grant to the said John in the parliament at York of 

50 marks yearly in consideration of his good service to the king and his 

father, to be received from the ferm of the said city until the king should 

cause him to be provided with that sum yearly in land or rent. 



Membrane 19. 

Sept. 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 

St. Denis, near further orders the exaction of the tenth for the king's use of the benefices of 
Southampton. Bertrand, cardinal deacon of St. Mary's in Aquiro, as the king wishes to 
shew him special favour. 

The like in favour of Arnold, cardinal deacon of St. Eustace's. 
The like in favour of Neapolius, cardinal deacon of St. Adrian's. 

Sept. 27. Hugh son of Robert de Byntre, imprisoned in Norwich castle for the 
St. Denis, near death of William de Hewell, has letters to the sheriff of Norfolk to bail 
Southampton. }iim un(.;i the first assize. 

Oct. 1. To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to deliver to the abbot of Fecamp or 

Canford. his attorney the corn and other goods and chattels of the abbot and his men, 
to the value of 100/., arrested by the sheriff in execution of the king's 
order to arrest all their goods and to detain the same until further order, 
which order was issued because the abbot had failed to do justice to Stephen 
Alayn, citizen and merchant of London, for his goods taken away from the 
abbot's cell of St. Valery by men of the abbot's power, as the abbot's 
attorney has asserted in chancery that the abbot's goods in England ought 
not to be arrested for the aforesaid reason, and the king has given a day to 
the abbot and Stephen in chancery in this matter, to wit Wednesday before 
St. Denis, and the abbot has found mainpernors to answer to the king and 
to Stephen for the above 100/. if the court shall consider that the abbot 
ought to be charged therewith, to wit Stephen Poer, .John de Torryng', of 
CO. Sussex, Thomas de Pernecote, of co. Surrey, William de Norwyk, of 
CO. Worcester, Henry de Lopton, of co. Warwick, and Ealph de Condovre, 
of CO. Southampton. 
Oct. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Eobert 

Westminster. Burdeyn and Hugh de Garton, late sheriffs of London, in their account 
15/. 13s. 4J. paid by thorn to Geoffrey de Bolstrode, keeper of the manor of 
Fordington, co. Dorset, in execution of the king's order of 22 May, in the 
7th year of his reign, to the sheriffs of London to pay all the ferm of 
Queenhithe for the lime that it had been in their custody to the said 
Geoffrey for certain matters that the king had ordered him to do. 



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1320. 

Oct. 7. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 7. 

Westminster. 



Oct 10. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 19 — eont. 

To the sherifE of Warwick. Order to expend up to 10/. in repairing tlie 
king's gaol of the town of Warrewyk and the king's hall there, which are 
broken down and ruinous, by tlie view and testimony of men of those parts. 

By C. 

Margery, late the wife of Kalph Bek of Clifton, imprisoned at Noting- 
ham for the death of the said Ralph and of Isolda daughter of John le 
Rede, has letters to the sheriff of Nottingham to bail her until the first 
assize. 

To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Ralph de Craystok, son and heir of Robert son of Ralph, tenant in chief, 
the knights' fees and advowsons of his inheritance that were taken into the 
king's hands after the death of Ralph son of William, grandfather of the 
said Ralph, which are in the king's hands by the death of the said Robert, 
and which the king retained in his hands when he lately rendered to the 
said Ralph the lands of his inheritance in the king's hands by reason of his 
minority, as Ralph has proved his age before the escheator. The king has 
respited his homage until All Saints. 

By K. on the information of Master Robert de Baldok. 

The like to Gilbert de Stapelton, escheator beyond Trent. 

To the sherifE of Northampton. Order to expend 5 marks in covering 
the houses within Norhampton castle and in the repair of other buildings of 
the castle. By C. 

To Ralph de Camoys, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to deliver 
to the king's chaplains celebrating in the chapel of the castle bread, wine, 
oil, and other small necessaries for the celebration of divine service from 
Michaelmas last until Michaelmas next. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Robert le Belleyetere of Warrewyk, whom the king 
has caused to be amoved from office for insufficient qualification. 

To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle -fm-ther with a messuage, 34 acres of land, an acre and a rood of 
meadow, 4^ acres of pasture, and 2>s. %\d. of rent in Sutton atte Hone and 
■with a messuage in the same town, and to restore the issues thereof, as it 
appears by inquisition taken by Master John Walewayn, late escheator this 
side Trent, that William de Dale and Alice his sister held the aforesaid 
messuage, land, and rent of the prior of the Hospital of St. John of 
Jerusalem in England by the service of 15*. and of doing suit at the prior's 
court of Sutton from three weeks to three weeks, and that the prior entered the 
same as escheat after the death of William and Alice because they were 
bastards and both of them died without an heir of their body, and as it 
appears by another inquisition taken by the said John that the said William 
held a messuage in the same town of the prior by the service of yi\d. yearly 
for all service, and that William was a bastard, and that the prior entered 
the priory for the above reason, the said Richard having taken the premises 
into the king's hands on the ground that the prior had entered them 
contrary to tlie statute of mortmain. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to arrest John de la River, John de 
Walyngford, Thomas de Burle, William de Tingewyk, Adam late the servant 
of Peter de Baa, Richard the Tailor {Cissor) of Warin de Insula, knight, 
•John de Merlawe, Roger Sharp, Richard Barat, William Barat of Budene, 
Thomas Kene, Warin de Insula, knight, William Sharp, Roger de Merlawe, 
John Tmme, Roger Tmme, Roger atte Heme, Peter de Baa, Robert de 
Brylleye, and to have their bodies before the king on the morrow of All 
Souls next to stand to right concerning the beating and slaying of Robert 



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1320. Membrane 19 — cont. 

de Hildesle at Pesmere, notwithstanding the king's late order to arrest them 
and to send them to him day by day as arrested. 

By K. on the information of the earl of Pembroke and Master Robert 
de Baldok. 
To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with a messuage and 10 acres of land in Bokelond, co. Berks, 
as the king learns by inquisition that John West acquired them from 
Richard son and heir of John de Pederton, and that they are held of John 
de Lcnhara by fealty and the service of 2d. and suit of court from three 
weeks to three weeks at the manor of Bokelond, the escheator having taken 
them into the king's hands by reason of the aforesaid alienation as if they 
were held of the king in chief. 

Oct. 10. To the bailiffs of Southampton. Order to restore to Giles atte Bolle of 

Westminster. Calais and Hugh Colne of the same by the king's special grace the two 
ships of theirs arrested by the bailiffs at the suit of certain merchants of 
London, notwithstanding the king's late order to cause the ships to be 
appraised and to be delivered at the appraisement to the said merchants or 
to Stephen le Fullere, their attorney in this behalf. The bailiffs are ordered 
to come to the king speedily to inform him of the cause of the arrest above- 
said. By K. on the information of Master Robert de Baldok. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
Thomas Lovayn, son and heir of Matthew de Lovayn, of the scutage for iv 
knight's fee for the late king's armies of Wales of the 5th and 10th years 
of his reign, as Matthew had his service therefor in the said armies, as 
appears by the late king's rolls of the marshalsea. 

To the sheriff" of Wilts. Older to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Savernak, co. Wilts, to be elected in place of William de Caperynge, 
deceased. 

To the same. Like order for the election of a verderer in place of Adam 
Barbast, who is incapacitated by blindness. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive from 
Westminster, the abbot of St. Mary's York, collector in the archdeaconry of Cliveland of 
the tenth granted to the king by the clergy of the province of York in the 
12th year of his reign, the tenth from ecclesiastical benefices and 
temporalities annexed to spiritualities in the said archdeaconry that have 
been wasted by the Scotch rebels according to the new taxation thereof 
made by the archbishop of Y''ork by the king's order, tlie king having 
ordered the abbot to levy the tenth thereof according to such taxation. 

To the sheriff" of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Ralph de Cressy, who is insufficient for the office 
because he does not keep the things pertaining to his office, but permits the 
bodies of slain (infectormii) to lie without being viewed until he have a 
great sum of money from the neighbouring townships for exercising his 
office. 
Oct. 13. To Richard de Rodeney, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause John 

Westminster. Burdet, son and heir of William Burdet of Louesby, tenant in chief, to 
have seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age before the 
escheator and the king has taken his homage. 



Oct. 13. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 10. 



Membrane 18. 

Oct. 16. To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle further with the manor of Assheby Magna, co. Leicester, and to 
restore the issues thereof, as the king le.arns by inquisition that James 



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Oct. 13. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 15. 

Westminster. 



1320. Membrane 18 — cont. 

Daudele and Margaret liis wife held the manor of Thomas, earl of 
Lancaster, by the service of homage and scutage, and that they had the 
manor of the feoffment of Anthony, late bishop of Durham, and that 
William de Assheby sometime held the manor of the earl of Notingham, 
and that in the time of Henry IIL William committed felony, for which 
reason the manor came to the said king's hands as his escheat, and that he 
enfeoffed Edmund his son of the said manor, and that Edmuiid enfeoffed 
William Bagot thereof in fee, to have and to hold of Edmund and his heirs, 
and that William Bagot afterwards enfeoffed the bishop of the aforesaid 
manor, and it appears by the charter of Henry III., which the king has 
inspected, that the said king confirmed Edmund's charter to the aforesaid 
William ; the escheator having taken the manor into the king's hands 
because he believed that it was held of the king in chief and that James 
and Margaret had entered it without the king's licence. 

To the bailiSa of Southampton. Order to restore to Ingelrara de Bone 
and John le &yand, merchants of the power of the king of France, 10 tuns 
and a pipe of woad (weyde) arrested by them in execution of the king's 
order to arrest goods of the merchants of the power of the king of France 
at the suit of certain merchants of London. The king makes this order at 
the request of Edmund de Wodestok, his brother. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Robert 
de Kendale of 20/. of the 120/. whereby he made fine with the king 
for having release from the king for a rent of 12/., which he was 
wont to render yearly to the exchequer for his manor of Shalden, co. 
Southampton, as the king has pardoned him such sum in consideration of 
his good service. By p.s. [5473.1 

To the sheriil of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John de Merlawe, whom the king has amoved from 
office as he is incapacitated by decrepitude and infirmity. 

Oct. 17. To Eichard de Eodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 

Westminster, intermeddle further with the lands that John de Coggeshale held of other 
lords than the king, and to restore the issues thereof, as it appears by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that he held nothing in chief of the king 
at his death except a tenement in Little Bemflete, co. Essex, as of the 
honour of Eeylegh, in the king's hands, by the service of a knight's fee, so 
that the custody of his other lands ought not to pertain to the king. 

Oct. 16. To the treasurer, barons, and chamberlains of the exchequer. Order to 

Westminster, allow to Eobert de Kendale, in the arrears of his yearly fee for the custody 
of the castle of Dover, 100/. due from him to the exchequer of the 120/. 
whereby he made fine for having a release of a yearly rent of 12/. that 
he was wont to render to the exchequer for the manor of Shalden, 
CO. Southampton. By p.s. 

To John de Grumwell. keeper of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to 
deliver John son of William son of Adam de Graystok, imprisoned in 
Carlisle castle for trespass of venison in the forest of Ingelwode, in bail to 
twelve mainpernors of the county of Cumberland who shall undertake to 
have him before the justices for Forest pleas when they next come to those 
pnrts. 

The like in favour of Henry de Hoton, chaplain, in the same prison for 
the like trespass. 

^ Oct. 15. To the justices of the Bench. Order to hold John de Donecastre, late ' 

Westminster, one of the justices of the Bench, discharged of such office, as the king has 
charged him with divers matters to be done outside the Bench. By K. 



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Oct. 20. To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause a coroner for that 

Westminster, county to be elected in place of William de Inghou, whom the king has 
amoved from office because he does not reside in the county. 

To the bailiffs of York. Order to pay to William Fraunceys 25 marks 
out of the ferm of the city for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the 
king's grant of 24 April, in the 8th year of his reign, of 50 marks yearly 
from that ferm during pleasure in consideration of his service to the king 
at Dunbar. 

Oct. 21. To Bartholomew de Badelesmere, late constable of Bristol castle. Order 
Westminster, to deliver the body of Owayn ap David, a Welshman in [his] custody in 
that castle, by indenture to Hugh le Despenser, the younger, constable of 
the castle, or to him who supplies his place, to be kept in the castle until 
further orders. The king has ordered Hugh or him who supplies his place 
to receive Owayn's body. By p.s. [5480.] 

Mandate in pursuance to Hugh or to him who supplies his place. 

Oct. 18. To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause John de Monewode, John 

Westminster. Roberd, John de {sic) Smyth, William le Pyper, Arnulph Copegray, John 
Hervy, Eobert de Kent, Eichard le Bokeler, John Mysone, Roger le 
Colyere, Nicholas Whyte, Henry de Shordich, William de LyntoU, William 
le Whyte, John Batecok, Henry Arnold, William Beaumound, Thomas 
Fraunk, and Roger le Souter, who were convicted of certain trespasses upon 
Bartholomew de Baddelesmere and Margaret his wife at Chesthunt, in that 
county, before the justices appointed to hear and determine such trespasses, 
and for which they are imprisoned in the king's prison at Hertford, to be 
brought to the Tower of London at their own cost, there to be delivered to 
John de Crumbewell, constable of the Tower, as Bartholomew has prayed 
the king to cause them to be transferred to a safer prison, as the said prison 
is insufficient for their custody. The king has ordered tlie constable of the 
Tower to receive them from the sheriff, and to cause them to be kept 
therein until further orders. By K. 

Mandate in pursuance to the constable. 

Afterwards, on 12 November, the sheriff of Hertford was ordered to 
supersede the execution of the above order. 

To Eichard de Eodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to pay to 
Joan de Torthorald 10 marks of the issues of his bailiwick for Michaelmas 
term last, in accordance with the king's grant to her of 20 marks yearly in 
aid of her maintenance, to be received from the issues of the escheatry this 
side Trent until he should cause other order to be made for her estate. 

Oct. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The abbot of St. 

Westminster. Augustine's Canterbury has prayed the king by petition before him and his 
council that whereas it was presented before Hervey de Staunton and his 
fellows, justices last in eyre in co. Kent, that the abbot ought to repair the 
bridge of Sturey, which was then broken down, and the justices adjudged 
the abbot to be responsible for repairing the bridge without calling him 
before them, and caused him to be amerced at 10/., and the abbot has caused 
the tenor of the presentment and the record of the judgment to come before 
the king for correction of the error, wherefore he prays the king to cause 
the levy of the said 10/. to be superseded whilst the matter is pending 
before the king : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to super- 
sede the levy of the said 10/. accordingly. By K. and pet. of C. [4069.] 

Oct. 15. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to release Henry, parson of 

Westminster. Moteston, Thomas le White, Hugh le Clerk, Nicholas Baxman, Roger le 

Taillor, Eobert atte Wychit, Eobert atte Gate, Eoger Polesputte, Nicholas 



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1320. Me7nhrane 18 — cont. 

Pulche, Roger atte Cumbe, Philip Pleyndamour, John Robyn, William le 
Glede, William le Mone, William Reyn, Roger Hereward, Robert Monfort, 
Philip le Yonge, William Fynamour, John son of William Gileberd, Richard 
Jolif, John atte Gate, Henry Fraunkeleyn, and William le Freke, im- 
prisoned in Winchester castle for trespasses committed upon Francis 
Pymod, merchant, -wherefore they [were] put in exigent to be outlawed in 
the sheriff's county [court] because they did not come to answer to Francis 
before the justices appointed to hear and determine the said trespasses, upon 
their finding mainpernors to have them before the said justices at the day 
prefixed by them to answer to Francis, as the said Henry, Thomas, and the 
others have certain matters to prosecute before the king and his council, for 
which purpose it is necessary for them to be present. 

By K. and C. on the information of Master H. de Baldok. 

Oct. 26. To Richard de Bodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to take into 

Westminster, the king's hands without delay the laud of Gower in the Marches of Wales, 
which John de Moubray acquired from William de Bruosa, who held it in 
chief, and which he entered without the king's licence, notwithstanding the 
king's late order to the escheator not to intermeddle in any way with the said 
land, certifying the king of his proceedings in this behalf. The king is send- 
ing his clerk .Tohn Hamelyn to supervise his actions in this matter, and to 
certify the king of the same, and he has ordered the sheriff of Gloucester to 
go to that land together with him or with his sub-escheator for the county of 
Gloucester, and to supervise his actions and to certify the king concerning 
the same. By K. 

Oct. 25. To Gilbert de Stapelton, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

Westminster. Thomas de Hoton, kinsman and heir of Thomas de Hoton, to have seisin of 

the latter's lands, as he has proved his age before the escheator and the 

king has taken his homage. By p.s. 

Oct. 26. To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage in 

Westminster. S[c]ardeburgh, as it appears by inquisition taken by Ralph de Crophill, late 
escheator beyond Trent, that Thomas son of Roger Petiwell of Scardeburgh 
held the said messuage at his death of the prior and convent of Maltou by 
the service of Gs. 8d. yearly for all service, and that he did not adhere to the 
Scotch enemies of the late king, and did not leave the late king's faith, but 
that he went to Berwick-on-Tweed in time of peace as a common merchant, 
and that he was afterwards detained and slain there by the Scotch rebels, 
and that he died without an heir, and that the messuage was taken into the 
late king's hands by an escheator of his under the belief that Thomas 
had adhered to the Scotch and had died against the late king's faith, 
and that the messuage is in the king's hands on this account. 

By pet. of C. returned. [4278-80.] 

Oct. 26. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to John de Crumbwell, 

Westminster, constable of the Tower of London, the wages of Walter de Twynham, knight, 
Geoffrey de la Mares, John le Quent, John de Burdeux, and John son 
of John Pace, esquires, prisoners in the Tower, to wit M. a day for the said 
knio-ht and Id. a day foi' each of the esquires, for the time that they 
have been prisoners there, and to continue paying the same. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Roger 

Damory, late keeper and farmer of the castle and honour of Knaresburgh, 

40/. yearly in bis account for his fee for the time that he has had the custody. 

By K. on the information of Master Robert de Baldok. 

Oct. 22. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Westminster, to be elected in place of Roger de Halls, deceased. 



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Oct. 28. To the sheriflf of Hereford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Westminster, be elected in place of John Comyn, whom the king has amoved from office 
for insufljcient qualification. 

To the bailiffs of Chuldrenlangele. Order not to distrain Nicholas 
Passclewe, son and heir of John de Passelewe, tenant in chief, for his 
homage for the lands that his father held of the king in chief as of that manor, 
as the king has taken his homage. By p.s. 



Membrane 17. 

Oct. 20. To the collectors of the tenth of the clergy imposed by Pope John XXII. 

Westminster, and granted to the king. Order to levy the tenth of the benefices of 

the bishopric of Durham, which are much impoverished and destroyed 

by the attacks of the Scotch rebels, according to the new taxation that the 

king has caused to be made at the prayer of the clergy of that diocese. 

By K. and pet. of C. [4095.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive from the 
prior of Durham, sub-collector of the above tenth in the bishopric of 
Durham, the tenth of the aforesaid benefices according to the new taxation, 
and to cause the clergy of that diocese to be thereupon quit of the tenth by 
reason of such imposition. By K. and pet. of C. [4095.] 

Oct. 3. To John de Wysham, constable of Knaresburgh castle. Order to repair 

Westminster, the king's houses of the castle and his pond and mills, and the palings 
of his parks there where necessary by the view of lawful men of those parts, 
out of his ferm for the castle. 

Oct. 25. To Gilbert de Stapelton, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

Westminster. Matilda, late the wife of Robert de Clifford, tenant in chief, now the wife of 
Robert de Well, to have dower of her said late husband's lands in Skelton, 
CO. Cumberland, dower whereof the king, on 18 September, in the 9th year 
of his reign, ordered Robert de Cliderhou, then escheator beyond Trent, to 
assign to her, the said escheator having been amoved from office before 
he had executed the order, such dower to be assigned in the presence of 
Roger de Clifford, son and heir of the said Robert, if he choose to attend. 

Oct. 23. To Richard de Eodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to restore to 

Westminster, those to whom they belong the issues of the lands of John de Coggeshale, 
other than a tenement in Little Bemflete, co. Essex, the king having ordered 
him not to intermeddle further with the lands, with the above exception, be- 
cause it was found by an inquisition taken by the escheator that the said 
John held no lands of the king in chief at his death, except the above 
tenement, which he held as of the honour of Relegh, in the king's hands, by 
the service of a knight's fee, by reason whereof the custody of his other 
lands ought not to pertain to the king. 

Oct. 26. To Master Henry de Clyf and Adam de Brom, king's clerks. Order not 

Westminster, to intermeddle further with the custody of the priory of Bermundeseye, 
which the king committed to them under a certain form, as the king has 
amoved his hand from the priory in the hope that the prior will so rule the 
priory that religion and the king's alms in this behalf may be properly kept 
and maintained. By p.s. [5486.] 

Oct. 27. To Henry le Serop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the king. 

Westminster. Order to supersede entirely the process against Robert de Chirsford, who 

was lately convicted before the king at the king's suit by inquisition for 



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"Westminster. 



1320. Membrane 17 — cont. 

giving counsel and assent to the prior of Bynham that John de Leycestre; 
the king's serjeant-at-arms, who was sent by the king to the priory with 
letters of privy seal, should not enter the priory, as the king has pardoned 
Robert his trespass in this behalf. They are ordered not to molest or 
aggrieve Robert on this account. By K. 

To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with a cottage in Dorcestre, co. Dorset (Dorceslr'), and 
with 20 acres of land in Fordyngton, and to restore the issues of the same, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by Master Richard de Clare, late 
escheator this side Trent, that Robert Barel held nothing in chief at his 
death except the above cottage and land, which cottage is of the ferm of 
Dorcestre, and renders 3d. yearly to the same, and the land is held of the 
manor of Fordyngton, which is of ancient demesne, according to the law 
and custom of the manor by the service of rendering 6s. yearly to the manor, 
and that the manor is in the hands of Hugh Daudele for the term of the 
life of Margaret his wife by the king's demise, and that Matilda de 
Westgate, aunt of the aforesaid Robert, is his nearest heir and is aged 
fifty years and more. The services due to the king for the aforesaid cottage 
and land are reserved to the king. 

To the same. Order to deliver the issues received from the aforesaid 
lands to those to whom they belong. 

To Gilbert de Stapelton, escheator beyond Trent. Order to expend up 
to 5 marks out of the issues of tlie manor of Westwyk, in the king's hands 
by reason of the minority of William son and heir of William de Stepham, 
tenant in chief, in repairing the manor by the view of lawful men of those 
parts. 

To the same. Order to repair the houses in the king's manor of 
Clipston. 

Oct. 27. To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 

Westminster, dower to be assigned to Isabella, late the wife of John de Knoky, deceased, 
tenant in chief, as she has taken oath before the king not to marry without 
his licence. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to resume into 
the king's hands the custody of the fair of Lopne, and to ordain for the 
custody of the same as shall seem good to them for the king's profit, as 
Robert son of Robert son of Payu, to whom the king, on 24 November, in 
the 5th year of hia reign, committed the custody of the said fair during 
pleasure, has now surrendered the fair into the king's hands. They are 
ordered to acquit the said Robert of the 50s, yearly that he rendered for 
the fair from henceforth. 

Oct. 25. To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle in any wise with aught that pertains to the office of Gilbert de 
Stapelton, king's clerk, beyond Trent, the king having, on ^29 January, in 
the l.-fth year of his reign, committed to him during pleasure the oflSce of 
the escheatry beyond Trent. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to be intendent to the said Gilbert in 
all things pertaining to his office as above, and to cause knights and other 
lawful men of his bailiwick to appear before him to make inquisitions 
and to do other things pertaining to his office as often as Gilbert shall require 
him to do so. 

Oct. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Roger 

Westminster. Dammory, late keeper and farmer of the castle and honour of Knares- 

burgh, in his ferm thereof at the exchequer, 911. is. 6d., which sum he 



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was unable to levy of the issues and profits for the time when the castle was 
occupied by John do Lilleburn and his accomplices, to wit from 5 October, 
in the 11th year of the kinj^'s reign, until 4 March following, as appears by 
inquisition taken by John Mauleverer, Richard de Aldeburgh, and William 
de Ponte Burgi, to wit from divers farmers of six water-mills on the bank 
of [the] Nidde in Bestaynmor, 40 marks 3*. Ad. ; from small issues of nuts 
[and] wood-honey, 1 mark ; from the pannage of swine at Martinmas, 100s. ; 
from the winter agistment of beasts in the parks there, 5 marks; from 
three mines, 75s. ; from the services of , bondmen against Christmas 
160 cart-loads of wood, 20s.; from rent of 114 hens at Christmas, 
9s. Qd. ; from fines and amercements of seven courts that might have been 
held at Knaresburgh, which were not held by reason of the occupation, 
\Ql. 6s. Bd. ; from fines and amercements from seven courts that might have 
been held at Aldeburgh, 70s. ; from the fines and amercements of seven 
courts that might have been held at Routheclif, 1 mark ; for corn that 
Roger caused to be collected and carried from thi'ee carucates of land at 
Routheclif pertaining to the said castle, the greater part whereof he lost, 
to the value of 20/. ; and 60s. for 30 cartloads of hay that the said John de 
Lilleburn cau.sed to be carried from the manor of Rouiheclif to the castle ; 
10 marks for the land of three carucates in the said manor that lay uncul- 
tivated and not sown. 

Oct. 28. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to proceed to the priory of Bynham 

Westminster, with a sufficient force and to arrest brother William de Somerton, who calls 
himself prior of Bynham, brother Nicholas Spark, brother Stephen de 
Dunstaple, brother Ralph de Sancto Albano, brother William de Stok, 
brother William Quatermeyns, brother Bartholomew de Berneye, brother 
Robert de Gernemuth, brother William de Wetheryngsete, brother John de 
Eomeseye, brother John de Whathamstede, brother Adam de Wyttenham, 
brother Simon de Bynham, and brother Robert de Westerfeld, monks of 
that house, and to deliver them to the abbot of St. Albans, to whom they are 
subject, or to his proctor in this behalf, to be corrected according to the rule 
of St. Benedict, and to cause them to have safe conduct from St. Albans, 
at their expense, to a cloister of a monastery of their profession, 
as brother Simon, abbot of Raraeseye, presiding over the chapter general of 
the order of St. Benedict of the province of Canterbury, has informed the 
king by his letters patent that whereas in the said chapter celebrated at 
Norhampton diligent treaty was had, according to the usual custom, by the 
diffinitores, abbots, priors, and others there assembled concerning the state 
of the order, it was found that the above-named monks of Bynham live 
contrary to the substance of the order in disobedience and various insolences, 
to the peril of their souls and the scandal of the whole order, and that they 
take up arms and make assemblies of aiders to foment their boldness, and 
that the abbot of St. Albans has proceeded against them by both canonical 
and regular censure, which they have hitherto contemned, wherefore the 
president, in the name of the chapter aforesaid, has prayed the king to lend 
them the aid of the secular arm to repress the malice of the offenders. 

By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Because it was found by 
an inquisition taken by the late king's order by Walter de Gloucester, then 
escheator this side Trent, that Henry III. granted by his charter to the 
abbess and nuns of Godestowe the wood in Burghwell, to hold from him 
and his heirs for ever, rendering 34s. therefor to the exchequer for all 
service, and that the abbess and nuns and their predecessors have continued 
peacefully their seisin of the said wood for a long time, receiving the 
esplees thereof, such as underwood, felling oaks and other trees at their 
will, pasture and agistment, and other profits thereof, without hindrance, 



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and that John de London, to whom the late king granted the manor of 
Bladen for life for the resignation made by him of the church of Frodesham, 
ejected the abbess and nuns from the said wood wilfully and of his own 
authority, pretending that it pertained to the said manor, and appropriated 
the wood to himself as if it were an appurtenance of the manor, and that, 
pending the plea before the late king's justices of the Bench between the 
abbess and the said John concerning such ejection, both the wood and the 
manor came to the late king's hands by the death of the aforesaid John, 
and that the wood was in the late king's hands on that account, and that 
the wood is not an appurtenance of the said manor, but that it formerly 
belonged to William le Chaumberleyn, and that it and other lands of the 
said William came to the hands of Henry III. as escheats for the felony 
for which "William was hanged, and that it remained in the hands of him 
and his successors {sic) until he enfeoffed the abbess and nuns thereof as 
above, the late king, on 3 June, in the 34th year of his reign, ordered his 
aforesaid escheator to deliver the wood and appurtenances to the abbess and 
nuns, to hold according to the said feoffment and as they held it before they 
■were ejected, as appears by the rolls of the late king's chancery : the king 
now orders the treasurer and barons to permit the abbess and nuns to hold 
the wood accordingly, so that they answer to him for the aforesaid 34s. 
from the said 3 June, and not to molest them for any of the time during 
which the aforesaid John occupied the wood. 

Nov. 1. To Gilbert de Slapelton, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

Westminster. Patrick de Sutheyk, son and heir of Gilbert de Sutheyk, tenant in chief of 

the late king, to have seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age 

before the escheator and the king has taken his homage. By p.s. 



Membrane 16. 

Oct. 28. To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 

Westminster, intermeddle further with the manor of Wyberton, co. Lincoln, taken into 
the king's hands with other lands of Robert de Well, and to restore the 
issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Robert held at his death a third of the said manor in his demesne as of fee 
of John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, by fee-ferm, and that the manor 
ought to be divided between Adam de Well and John de Well, brothers of 
the said Robert, according to the custom of the tenure. 

Oct. 30. To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of 

Westminster. Creuquer and the hamlets of Fordestaple and Farlyngton, together with the 

advowson of the church of Farlyngton, which are in the king's hands for 

certain reasons, as it does not at present appear to the king that they ought 

to remain in his hands. By K. and pet. of C. 

Nov. 2. To the collectors of the custom of wool, etc., in the port of Southampton. 

Westminster. Order to permit Francis de Massa and Titrus* de Massa, merchants of 
Lombardy, to take ISO sacks of wool from that port upon payment of the 
custom, as they have found the king security by Vannus Brunlisk and by 
oath that they will take the wool, which is now in that port, to Lom- 
bardy and not elsewhere. 

To Master Richard de Clare, late escheator this side Trent. Order to 
restore the issues received by him from the lands that John Coggeshale 
held of other lords than the king, as it appears by inquisition taken by 
the said escheator that John held nothing in chief of the king at his death 

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except a tenement in Little Bemflet, co. Essex, as of tlie honour of Kelegh by 
the service of one kniglit's fee, by reason whereof the custody of his other 
lands ought not to pertain to the king; whereupon the king ordered Richard 
de Rodeneye, now escheator this side Trent, to retain the said tenement in 
the king's hands and not to intermeddle further with the other lands of the 
said John, and to restore the issues thereof received by liim. 

Oct. 31. To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 

The Tower, distrain William de Sanoto Georgio for homage for two virgates of land in 

Midlovente, co. Sussex, which he holds of the king by knight service, as 

the king has taken his homage. By p.s. [5496.] 

Oct. 31. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Simon 

Westminster. Warde, sheriff of York, lOOZ. out of the issues of his bailiwick, the king 
having granted him that sum for his good service past and to come. 

By K. on the information of Master Robert de Baldok. 

Oct. 4. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the water-mills near the castle 

Sheen. of York to be repaired where necessary. 

By K. on the information of Master Robert de Baldok. 

Oct. 24. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to cause 

Westminster, a messuage in the suburbs of Dublin that Nicholas de Balscote bequeathed 
to John de Balscote and Ralph de Balscote to be extended by men of the 
city, and to commit it to John and Ralph by letters patent under the exchequer 
seal, subject to their rendering the extent thereof to the said exchequer for 
so long as the messuage remains in the king's hands, as John and Ralph 
have besought the king to grant the same to them to be held according to 
the extent, the messuage having been taken into the kiiig's hands for debts 
due from Nicholas. 

By pet. of C. [1535] and by K. ou the information of Master Robert 
de Baldok. 

Oct. 27. To the abbot of St. Mary's York, collector in the diocese of York of 

Westminster, the tenth of the clergy granted to the king by pope John XXII. Order to 
cause the tenth of benefices and temporalities annexed to spiritualities to be 
collected and levied according to the new taxation, which the king has 
caused to be made at the request of the clergy of that diocese because many 
benefices and temporalities have been impoverished by the ravages of the 
Scotch rebels. By pet. of C. 

IParl. Writs.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive the 
tenth from the abbot according to the above taxation, and to cause him to 
have allowance therefor, and to acquit the clergy of the diocese of the 
tenth by reason of such imposition. [Ibid.] 

Like letter to the prior of St. Mary's Carlisle, collector of the tenth in 
the bishopric of Carlisle, for the clergy of that bishopric. [Ibid.] 

Like order in the prior's favour to the trea.?urer and barons. [Ibid.] 

Oct. 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 

Westminster, abbot of Tavystok, out of the lOOZ. yearly due from him for the custody of 
the king's stannary in co. Devon and of the water of Dertemuth, 300/., 
which he lent to the king for the expedition of his affairs toward Ireland, 
charging the same to Roger de Northburgh, keeper of the wardrobe, to 
whom he paid the money. By p.s. [5478.] 

Nov. 6. To John de Crumbewell, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him 

Westminster, who supplies his place in the forest of Inglewode. Order to deliver Robert 

son of Walter de Askebrymer, imprisoned at Carlisle for trespass of vert 

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Nov. 5. 
VVestminster. 



Nov. 1. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 10. 
AVestminster. 



Nov. 10. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 

and venison in that forest, in bail to twelve mainpernors, who shall under- 
take to have him before the king's justices for forest pleas when they 
next oome to those parts. 

The like in favour of Hugh de Louthre, addressed to the said keeper. 

The like in favour of Plugh de Wothale, Jollan Sampson, and Ralph 
Sampson of Wodeburgh, addressed to the said keeper. 

The like in favour of Philip de Ipre and Henry de Ipre, imprisoned at 
Hereford, addressed to Aymei- de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the 
Forest this side Trent. 

To Gilbert de Stapelton, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause dower 
to be assigned to Juliana lale the wife of John de la Legh, tenant by knight 
service of the heir of Henry de Percy, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's 
wardship, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to assign 
dower to Lcttice, late the wife of John le Fauouner, tenant in chief, upon 
her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

To the sheriff of York. The king learns from the complaint of Richard 
Aldrede of Rypon, Richard Barry, and Nicholas Byndelowys that whereas 
the Scotch rebels two years ago went to the town of Rypun, and the men of 
that town ransomed the town from being burnt by a fine of 1,000 marks, 
of which sum they then paid 240 marks, and delivered the aforesaid Richard, 
Richard, and Nicholas, and three other men of the town, who afterwards 
escaped from the hands of the rebels, as hostages under promise that they 
would collect and levy the remainder of the 1,000 marks amongst themselves, 
and would cause the hostages to be delivered from prison before St. Peter 
ad Vincula then next following, the men of the town have refused to 
levy and collect the said residue, although frequently requested to do so, 
and permitted the hostages to remain in prison ; wherefore the said Richard, 
Richard, and Nicholas, who have come from prison by licence, leaving 
their wives and children (^piteri) in their place until a certain time, have 
prayed the king to provide a remedy ; the king, considering it unreasonable 
that Richard, Richard, and Nicholas should stay in prison without assistance 
and delivery by those for whom they became hostages, appointed Richard 
de Bernyngham, Geoffrey le Scrop, and Richard de Aldeburgh to enquire 
concerning the premises ; by whose inquisition it appears that Richard, 
Richard, and Nicholas were put in hostage with the other three men who 
escaped by the men of the town of Rypon to save that town for 760 marks 
of the aforesaid ransom of 1,000 marks, and that Richard, Ricliard, and 
Nicholas remained as hostages because the money was not paid as promised, 
and that Richard, Richard, and Nicholas made fine with the rebels for their 
release : the king therefore orders the sheriff to levy the aforesaid 760 
marks from all the men inhabiting the town of Rypon and from the owners 
of houses in that town, and to cause the money to be paid to the said 
Richard, Eichard, and Nicholas for their delivery. [^FoederaJ] 

To W. bishop of Exeter, treasurer. Order to cause 5Qs. lOd. to be paid 
to Yorwerth ( Varewardns) le Galays if he find by inspection of the bill of 
the wardrobe in Yorwerth's possession that that sum is due to him, Yor- 
werth having prayed for payment thereof by his petition before the king 
and his council. By K. and pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause a seal 
called ' coket' to be made for the port of Scardeburgh, and to cause it to 
be delivered to Robert Waway, whom the king has appointed together with 
Adam de Semer to collect the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in that 



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port during pleasure, as there is suitable harbour (appHcatio) in that port 
for ships, for which reason the king wills that there shall be a coket seal 
there for wool, hides, and wool-fells to be taken to parts beyond sea. 

By pet. of 0. 
To the sheriff of Salop. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of William de Kaynton, whom the king has caused to be 
amoved from office for insufficient qualification. 

To the bailiffs of Cokermuth. Order not to distrain Edmund, brother and 
heir of John de Boy vill, for homage for the lands that his said brother held 
in chief, as the king has taken his homage. By p.s. [6503.] 

Nov. 8. To Richard de Eodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 

Westminster. Richard de Cogan, son and heir of Thomas de Cogan, to have seisin of his 

father's lands, as the king has taken his homage. By p.s. 

To the same. Order to amove the king's hand from the chapel of Hali- 
well, CO. Warwick, and the lands conferred upon it by men of those parts, as 
the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that the abbot of 
lioucestre and his predecessors have held the chapel from time out of mind, 
and the said lands, which were conferred upon the chapel by divers men of 
those parts in frankalnioiu to make a chantry there by one of the canons of 
that house, and that neither the advowson of the chapel nor the lands are 
held of the king in chief, but that the lands in co. Warwick are held of 
the heirs of Robert de Cotes, and the lands in co. Leicester of the heirs of 
Robert de Wawere, Geoffrey Burgilon, and Richard Fiton in frankalmoin, 
and that the abbot ceased finding the aforesaid chantry for two months, 
because ' Godfrey Spigurnel, his fellow-canon, was robbed there, and that 
the escheator took the chapel and lands into the king's hands on that account 
solely. 

Nov. 6. ' To Aymer de Valencia, carl of Pembroke, keeper of the Foi-est this side 
Westminster. Trent. Order to deliver Roger de Morewode, in the marshalsea prison for ' 
trespass of vert and venison in the forest of Roteland, in bail to twelve 
mainpernors who shall undertake to have him before the justices of forest 
pleas when they next come to those parts. 

The like to the same in favour of Thomas Anel, Roger Anel, William 
Frere, Walter Broun, William Whitemon, John Kist, Richard de Barewe, 
John le Smale, Thomas Pridy, John Ewes, William Marky, William Cad}', 
Robert le Cat, Thomas de Lodebrok, Gilbert Puddyng', Nicholas Kist, and 
John atte Walle. 

Nov. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 

Westminster, further orders the levy of the tenth of the benefices of Gaucelin Johannis, 

cardinal priest of SS. Marcellinus and Peter, as the king wishes to shew 

him special grace. By K. 



3IEMBRANE 15, 

Nov. 5. To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to in- 

Westminster. termeddle further with the lands of Richard Crok, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that the 
said Richard Crok, who died 2\ June, in the 3rd year of the king's reign, 
held at his death certain lands in Haselbury by knight service of Peter de 
Gaveston, then earl of Cornwall, as of the honour of Walyngford, and that 
Reginald Crok, his son and heir, was then a minor, for which reason the earl 
had the custody of the said lands, and that he sold the custody together with 
the heir's marriage to Isolda, late the wife of the said Richard, and that, after 

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the earl's death, the king granted the custody and marriage as if they were 
in his hands to Alexander le Peyntour, upon his suggestion that the lands 
were held in chief and that the custody thereof was in the king's hands, 
and that when Alexander was unable to have the custody and marriage 
according to the king's grant by reason of the above sale thereof, the king 
ordered the custody of the said lands, then in Isolda's hands, to be resumed 
into his hands amongst other things resumed by pretext of the ordinances 
as if they had been in Alexander's hands by the king's grant, and that they 
are on that account still in his hands, and that Richard held no lands in 
chief, and that Reginald is his son and heir, and is aged 26 years and 8 
weeks. 

Nov. 8. To the same. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Margaret, late the 

Westminster, wife of Peter Sabright, tenant in chief, in the presence of Giles, Peter's son 
and heir, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

Nov. 10. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to admit John de Ileford 
Westminster, and Robert de Warsham, or either of them, to execute the office of coroner 
in that city, which pertains to Stephen de Abyndon, the king's butler, as 
Stephen is engaged upon the king's affairs in divers parts of the realm so 
that he cannot per.sonally execute the office of coroner. They are to be 
admitted to execute such office when the mayor and sheriffs shall be 
requested by Stephen to admit them, upon their taking oath of good 
behaviour in such office. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Robert 
de Sapy, to whom the king, on 27 September, in the 10th year of his reign, 
committed the office of esoheator beyond Trent, the usual fee for such office 
from that date until 25 November, in the 12th year of the reign, when the 
king committed the office to Ralph de Crophill. 

Adam Godeyoman is sent to the abbot and convent of Tychefeld to 
receive the same maintenance as John de Combes, deceased, had in their 
house. By p.s. [5501.] 

Nov. 12. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay to John de Fenwyk 

Westminster. 20 marks for Martinmas term last of the 40 marks yearly of the issues of 
that county granted to him by the king during pleasure for his more 
suitable maintenance in the king's service and for his good service. 

Nov. 14. To Richard de Rodeneye, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 

Westminster, distrain Gilbert son of Henry de Borhunt, tenant in chief, for homage for 

his lands, as the king has taken his homage. By p.s. 

Nov. 8. To Adam de Wettenhale, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to cause 

Westminster, payment to be made weekly to the masons {cementar') and other workmen 
of the king's castles in his bailiwick for their work, and to cause the houses 
and walls of the said castles to be repaired, and to cause victuals and dead 
garnisture for the same to be provided without delay for the munition 
thereof by the view of the constables of the castles, and to cause the small 
fees and usual wages for the officers and other Serjeants of the castles to be 
paid as has been usual heretofore. By C. 

To the same. Order to cause the fees and wages of the justi[ces], con- 
stables, and sheriffs withia his bailiwick to be paid as has been usual 
heretofore. By C. 

Nov. 15, To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Robert de 

Westminster. Sapy, late e.scheator beyond Trent, 13Z. 8«. 8rf. expended by him over and 
above the sum of 200 marks, which the king ordered him to expend in repair- 
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Robert's custody, out of the issues of his bailiwick and out of the arrears of 
the ferms and other issues of the bishopric of Durham, then in his custody 
during voidance, as Robert expended for this purpose 13/. 8.?. 8c?. in 
addition to the 200 marks by the view and testimony of Elias de Peveneseye, 
clerk, and Simon Curteys, whereof he has delivered parcels at the exche- 
quer. By p.s. [5510.] 

Nov. 16. To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to the abbot of 

Westminster. Meaux for the debts due to him from the king out of what is due from him 
for the arrears of the tenth current in the 12th year of the king's reign and 
the arrears of other tenths previously granted to the king, the king having, 
on 25 November, in the 12th year of his reign, ordered them to make such 
allowance, in response to the abbot's petition before him and his council 
praying for allowance of the debts due to him from the king, to wit 19/. for 
com bought from him in aid of the Scotch war and 11/. by bills of the 
wardrobe for victuals bought from him in like manner; the king now 
learning from the abbot's complaint that they have hitherto done nothing in 
execution of his order. 

Nov. 17. To the same. Order to acquit Walter de Stapeldon, bishop of Exeter, 
Westminster, the treasurer, of the scutage exacted from him for the lands and fees per- 
taining to the church and chapelry of Boseham for all times past, the king 
having granted to him and his successors, for his good service, with the 
assent of the prelates, earls, barons, and other proceres of the realm in the 
parliament at Westminster, that they shall have the lands aforesaid in alms 
quit of scutage for ever, notwithstanding that any of his predecessors have 
paid scutage therefor, provided that the bishop and his successors do the due 
and usual services for the barony and other lands pertaining to the bishopric, 
it appearing from the king's book at the exchequer called ' Domesday ' that 
the lands and fees pertaining to the church and chapelry are held of the 
king in alms. By p.s. 

Nov. 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 

Westminster. Hastyng', executor of the will of John de Hastyng', to have payment of 
the arrears of 814/. 8«. 6af., due to the deceased from the late and present 
king, in accordance with the king's grant of 23 November, in the llthyear 
of his reign, to the aforesaid executor that he should have wardships and 
marriages this side Trent delivered to him, by a certain extent and appraise- 
ment to be made by the treasurer and barons and the escheator this side 
Trent, until he should be fully satisfied for the above sum. By p.s. [5516.] 

Nov. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to cause 
Westminster, allowance to be made to Nicholas de Verduno of 10/. out of the extent to be 
rendered yearly by him for certain lands of the late Theobald de Verduno in 
Ireland, tenant in chief, in the king's hands by reason of the minority of 
Theobald's heir, the custody whereof Nicholas holds during the heirs' 
minority by the king's grant, as he has prayed by petition before the king 
and his council for consideration because the said lands cannot be defended 
■witliout great cost against the Irish of those parts, who frequently rise 
against the king's peace, and Roger de Mortuo Mari, justice of Ireland, has 
testified before the king and his council that 10/. yearly are sufficient to 
defend the aforesaid land. By K. and pet. of 0. [185 ; Rot. Pari. i. 385.] 

Nov. 18. To the same {sic). Order to acquit the prior and convent of Malton of 

Westminster. 13^. 4c/. yearly, with which they are charged at the exchequer for the 

arrentation of a messuage in Scardeburgh that Thomas son of Roger 

Petewyll held of them, from 26 October last, when the king ordered Gilbert 

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messuage, the prior and convent having prayed the king and his council to 
acquit them of the arrentatiou for the messuage, which was committed to 
them. By pet. of C. [4278-80.] 

Nov. 16. To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to Juliana, late the 

Westminster, wife of William de Leyb[urn], for 36/. in the debts of the said William 
demanded by summons of the exchequer from his lands, as she has prayed 
the king to cause allowance to be made to her for the above sum due to 
William from the king, to wit 18/. \Zs. id. for his winter and summer fees 
of the first year of the king's reign, and for his summer robe for that year, 
and 17/. 6.«. 8d. for his winter and summer fees and robes of the second year 
of the reign, as appears by a bill of the wardrobe under the seal of J. bishop 
of Bath and Wells for the former sum and by another bill under the seal 
of John de Benstede for the latter sum, for the time when they were keepers 
of the wardrobe. By p.s. 



Membrane 14. 

Nov. 16. To Eichard de Eodeney, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle further with a messuage, 30 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, 
5 acres of pasture, and lOd. of rent in Alvithele, and to permit Selvana,* 
late the wife of Henry de Columbar[iis], to hold the same in peace, and not 
to molest her or William 'in the Hale,' in case she die, concerning the same, 
as the king has lately learned that John de Brianzon, who held the said manor 
in chief, which is now in the king's hands by reason of the heir's minority, 
granted the aforesaid messuage, etc., to John Jordan, who previously held 
them in villeinage of the manor, to him and his heirs for ever, rendering 
the true yearly value thereof to the said John de Briamzon (tic) and his 
heirs, to wit 13s. 9d., and doing suit to h